RTSA asks why Likili Motorways Road Service License should not be revoked?
Written by admin on January 25, 2021
The Road Transport and Safety Agency says it is increasingly worried about the road safety profile of Likili Motorways Limited following a number of road traffic accidents the passenger service operator has recorded in the recent past.
RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer Gladwell Banda made the observation in a letter written to the operator in response to an exculpatory letter written by the company contending the Agency’s intention to revoke its road service license.
RTSA recently engaged Likili Motorways to show cause why it’s Road Service Licence should not be revoked following a road traffic accident that happened along the Great North Road in Kabwe on 26th December 2020.
Five people died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries from the road accident which happened around 06:50 hours.
Mr. Banda said despite the operator submitting that it has a fleet management policy in place and is also implementing a GPS system, the Agency is still concerned with the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism as RTSA has noticed that the operator’s drivers are still able to drive at excessive speed.
Mr Banda said the Agency will in due course, send a team of officers to assess the effectiveness of the operator’s fleet safety measures after which the Agency will, if necessary, make further recommendations for improvements in order to enhance the safety of the operator. This is according to a statement issued by RTSA Acting Head of Public Relations Mukela Mangolwa.