Zambia bans public service vehicles travelling at night

The Zambian government has banned public service vehicles from operating at night as a way to reduce road traffic accidents, a statement seen on Tuesday said.

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Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Public service vehicles will not be allowed to operate between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., effective from November 27, 2016, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba said a statutory instrument has been issued which was meant to avert road traffic accidents.

The ban, he said, follows an increase of road accidents involving public service vehicles, with statistics indicating that 55 percent of accidents occurred at night.

The restriction applies to all public service vehicles traversing the roads, he added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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