The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is saddened by the death of six people in a road traffic accident involving a Rosa Bus along the Ndola – Kitwe dual carriage way at a place called Maposa yesterday evening around 18:30 hours.

The RTSA wishes to convey heartfelt condolences to the families of the people that died in the road traffic accident.
Four (4) males and two (2) females died on the spot and 22 other passengers have also been admitted to Ndola Teaching Hospital and Kitwe Teaching Hospital with injuries.

Preliminary investigations into the road traffic accident conducted by RTSA have established that the Mitsubishi Rosa bus, Registration No. ADE 1611 ZM, driven by Moses Susu, 27, careered off the road due to excessive speed, hit a guard rail and overturned with 26 passengers on board.

The Agency has described the road traffic accident as unfortunate adding that the RTSA will not allow the continued loss of lives amongst the travelling public and will ensure that periodical traffic law enforcement operations are intensified to curb lawlessness on roads especially among Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers.

The Agency further wishes to caution all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to exercise maximum caution whilst driving to avoid such preventable road traffic accidents.

Issued By:
Fredrick Mubanga Head -Public Relations

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    • Its the same thing all the time with RTSA every year because the penalties the impose on bus companies are light and they get away with it. how many lives are we going to lose because of this corrupt organisation

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    • Sorry but the RTSA is a joke. How many Zambians are going to needlessly die on these roads before you wake up? Come on get serious, RTSA. You’re so mediocre and incompetent. You all need to get fired. Shame on you.

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  1. Good evening brothers and sisters it’s sad to lose people like that as a country but my contribution on that ba RTSA be for u u do anything to that bus driver think wat zindaba soko did your boss he cases an accident in Lusaka and is free today am not saying is suppose to be arrested no am not saying he was long no but the devil is busy killing people it’s not normal fellow Zambian it’s time to pray to God even if u change the punishment u will never stop accident see u use to say night movement off the buses coz to much accidents u bun night movement of the buses but the accident is high now than when the buses was 24hrs it was better up lift the bun because some drivers when they see its night they start driving fast to bet the time at last accident u are not achieving anything up…

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  2. up lift the bun and let’s see if will have the same accident,accidents dose not need the bun but needs prayers because this is the time devil want to drink blood lets pray it’s time to Pray see some people even bunt people inside the house it’s devil

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  3. Imwe a Aliki Firi use Chewa or Nyanja, English cause headache to Easterners when they use it to communicate to non Easterners.

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  4. In order to reduce road traffic accidents ratsa should employ people familiar with road designing, so that they can identify the hundreds if not thousands of black spots/hazardous spots on our highways. Take for example the overnight roadblocks where the police use dark coloured drums to warn motorists that they are approaching a police check point. Now common sense would tell any lay person that a light coloured painted drum with reflectors would be the ideal warning to warn any motorist at night. I could go on and on, but all this falls on deaf ears.

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  5. This is a very simple problem to sort out. RATSA patrols will not prevent accidents from happening because you can’t be everywhere patrolling. RATSA should Just come up with a program where all public service vehicles’ speeds will be monitored remotely. Every vehicle that’s registered as PSV will have to pay a small fee and have it included on the system so that RATSA can be monitoring all vehicles either from a centralised location or from different locations spread across the ten provinces as long each PSV registers the moment it enters a different region. Then RATSA can set a maximum speed for all PSV say 80 KM/H. Whenever this speed is exceeded, the system can notify RATSA who can then ensure the penalty is heavy enough to teach offenders a big lesson.

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  6. 6 passengers out of 26 the driver tried to CONTROL not sure OF his age but guard rail iliko bad. MTSRIP

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  7. I just learned that one victim is actually my friend. It’s so painful. Please, let us make our roads safe. We have lost young lives!

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