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Commuters Rights Association of Zambia supports plans to allow motorcycles for public transportation

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Commuters Rights Association of Zambia (CRAZ) is in support of the Government’s plans to legalize motorcycles for public transportation.

In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, CRAZ Chairperson Aaron Kamuti observes that there are a lot of unanswered questions emerging about legalizing motorcycles such as the safety of the passengers.

Mr Kamuti however, advised there need to consider doing research on the safety of passengers before legalizing the use of motorcycles as a mode of transportation.

He explained in some cases there is a lot of conflict of interest where riders would want to beat traffic and use the side of the road which endangers the lives of the passengers on the motorcycles.

“We do not anticipate these motorcycles to be used on the Central Business District (CBD) and we have a population of vehicles that is passing the number of motorcycles,we have minimal roads, this is a danger to the passengers unless we put all measures in place in terms of the safety of the passengers that will be using the motorcycles,”he added.

Mr Kamuti emphasized the need to acknowledge the competence of the riders and to ensure that the riders are credible.

He further suggested that the motorcycles should be used in remote areas or in provinces where there is less traffic, adding that they should not be used in the CBD areas like Lusaka and Copperbelt where it is busy as it can pose a danger to passengers.

ZANIS/ENDS/EA/MML…………..……………DRY

13 COMMENTS

  1. Ignore ECL, Seer 1, and Sreet vendors at your own peril. Ati Wakulekafye, in the meantime things are going down and getting worse. Soon a bag of mealie meal will be K400 and Fuel K30 per liter (wakulekafye?), unfortunately, that’s some Zambians for you.

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  2. ECL IS GOING NOWHERE HE FAILED ALL HE PRACTICED WAS POLITICS OF APPEASEMENT
    AS FOR SEER 1 JUST A CON ARTIST NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS ONLY ILLITERATES BELIEVE IN MODERN DAY PROPHETS,

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  3. @ Tikki
    Why even waste your time discussing nonentities….we are supposed to be discussing about motorcycles and how unsafe they are to be used as public transportation and how they will make the Capital City look like a big shanty compound….just look as how mini buses…they make the City look filthy…Kigali has modern transportation system and we are going backwards

  4. @grant you are so right sometimes frustations get the better of me
    This legalising motor cycles is foolish, many times we have all seen 2 passengers on the pillion
    this may even get worse and more common next you can expect small trailers being pulled behind with passengers seated in them.
    I hear Kabwe with no taxis and vendors roaming the streets is really looking good hope it continues for them

  5. From Street vendors to Rickety,dangerous and oil-leaking Gatomas on our roads.It is a big NO…And whatever happened to the intra-city train commuters idea of yesteryears. Raise it again and we can easily consign Mr Kamuti’s complications to the waste bin

  6. There is an underground gay party happening tonight at an undisclosed location. Attendance is by strict invitation. If you know nothing about it then forget about it. Party of the year.

  7. Zambia is going mad now. Just because your neighbors are doing something wrong doesn’t mean you should follow suit. In West Africa I notice that they don’t even pay attention to the helmet regulations. Is that what we want?

  8. This will move the economy. Think of mechanics and technicians getting more work now, motor dealers…..Chipata has bicycle taxis already, for many years. If anything, we have less motorcycles in Zambia. Yango now has a competitor.

  9. Nope, no no no .Everywhere in Eastern Africa where these motorcycles have been allowed has been a public health/safety disaster.Motorcyclists skirt the laws bcuz they can squeeze btwn cars in traffic jams and their safety helmets have to be worn by so many filthy people.Women riders in short skirts/dresses are also tempting.

  10. @Mu Zambia
    Imagine chasing street vendors and now trying to bring in more filthy in the city…we need proper public transportation like nice roadworthy buses and commuter trains….problem in Zambia every one is a liar…remember Fake Professor Clive Chirwa lied to the Zambians that he designed some commuter bus….and the story just died…the man just swindled the Chinese and he disappeared

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  11. Cities with motor cycle transport are trying to undo this policy and failing to manage and control this motor cycles on the road. And yet here we are trying to create a problem, eyes wide open. Foolish and shortsighted idea. Look at how Dar es Salaam solved serious transport problems by creating bus lanes and introducing larger carrie buses. Thats forward thinking and planning.

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