ROAD Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) director Zindaba Soko has ordered the revocation of a driver’s licence of a Lusaka-based public service vehicle driver for alleged dangerous driving.
Mr Soko has since written to Henry Chanda of Juba Transport Limited to make representation and show cause within 14 days as to why RTSA should not revoke his driver’s licence.
This is contained in a statement released yesterday by RTSA information officer, Fredrick Mubanga.
Mr Mubanga said last week that Mr Bwalya was seen dangerously driving a truck and trailer registration number AOB163 and 6032T on the Kabwe Road, by overtaking at a curve in a manner which was dangerous to himself and other road users.
The truck was carrying dangerous substances, namely petrol and diesel.
The order for revocation of the driver’s licence is according to Section 68 of the Road Traffic Act of 2002.
Mr Soko says RTSA is vigilantly monitoring all motorists in the habit of jeopardising the safety of other road users.
He has warned that all erring motorists will have their drivers licences revoked.
Meanwile, Central Province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi has warned bus and taxi drivers against flouting traffic rules and inconveniencing other motorists when they are in funeral processions, CHAMBO NG’UNI reports from Kabwe.
Ms Kamukoshi was reacting to the commotion that rocked Kabwe’s central business district (CBD) on Saturday when unruly bus drivers and call-boys blocked some roads and harassed other motorists as they were proceeding to St Mary’s cemetery to bury their follow driver.
Ms Kamukoshi, in an interview yesterday, said it is unbecoming for bus and taxi drivers to cause chaos on the road in the name of mourning their deceased colleague.
“What they did is uncalled for. It is tantamount to causing the breach of peace, and as police, we will not sit idle and condone lawlessness,” Ms Kamukoshi warned.
Ms Kamukoshi said she received complaints from concerned residents about the unruly conduct of the drivers on Saturday, and she immediately directed police officers to rush to the CBD to restore law and order.
She said bus drivers and calls-boys should not think they are above the law because in future they will be arrested for such misconduct.
In a separate interview, Kabwe district commissioner Patrick Chishala condemned the drivers and call boys for their conduct.
“What happened is unfortunate and it should not happen again,” Mr Chishala said.
Some bus drivers who were ferrying mourners for their friend’s burial blocked Freedom Way, Independence Avenue, Buntungwa Road, Katebe Chilufya Street and part of Independence Avenue, much to the annoyance of other motorists.
The chanting drivers and bus conducted hailed insults at motorists who attempted to complain against their action.