By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over conduct of some public service drivers who are not complying with time tables and route permits which is leading to reckless driving and endangering passengers.
In a statement, ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police will intensify enforcement and ensure that timetables are adhered to.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted with concern the conduct of some public service vehicle drivers who are not complying with timetables on route permits resulting in the drivers being dragged into dangerous and reckless road races for passengers. This conduct has resulted in road traffic accidents in some instances.
In a bid to ensure compliance with road traffic rules and regulations by public service vehicles, the Zimbabwe Republic Police will with immediate effect heighten enforcement on compliance with route permits and time tables. Owners of public service vehicles are therefore advised to adhere to the dictates of their route permits and time tables forthwith. We appeal to public service vehicle owners to cooperate with police officers to ensure sanity prevails on the roads,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi
The call comes in the wake of public outcry over speeding on the country’s highways where buses are racing risking passenger’s lives.
Last month one person died and several others injured after a Rimbi tours bus crashed into a tipper along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway.