PSV drivers warned against exceeding speed limit – RATSA

 PSV drivers warned against exceeding speed limit – RATSA

By IREEN MULENGA
The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) have expressed concern over the continued disregard to speed limits by Public Service Vehicle (PSV)drivers.

Agency Public Relations Manager Frederick Mubanga said that records indicate an increase in drivers violating speed limits on several occasions to an extent of driving at the ranges of 120 kilometer per hour to 200 kilometer per hour against the prescribed speed limit for PSV buses on highways which is 100 kilometers per hour, thus posing serious danger to the travelling public.

“We must understand that Public service vehicle drivers are placed with high levels of responsibility considering the number of passengers they carry, sometimes in excess number 75, we have a situation where the PSV drivers are driving above stipulated speed limits in the highways which are 100 kilometers per hour,” he said.

Mr Mubanga suggests that PSV drivers are expected to drive with due care bearing in mind the level of responsibility they assume.