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The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has hailed the Ndola High Court for convicting and sentencing a truck driver to two years imprisonment for causing the death of 12 people.

The Court has also suspended the Driving Licence for Sailus Munenga for 36 months.

In March this year, Mr Munenga while driving a Volvo truck along the Ndola-Kabwe road caused the death of 12 people in a Rosa Bus. Mr Munenga failed to keep to his lane and collided head-on with the Bus.

RTSA Head- Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga said he was hopeful that the action taken by the Court will act as a deterrent measure to other motorists.

Mr Mubanga said that this was a warning especially to Public Service vehicle (PSV) drivers who are placed with a responsibility of safeguarding the safety of the traveling public.

“Last week, the RTSA revoked Driving Licences for six PSV drivers for disregarding traffic rules and regulations with impunity.

All PSV drivers and motorists in general are implored to follow traffic regulations to put an end to the recent spike in road traffic accidents, he said.