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Police warn unlicenced drivers

by Staff reporter
11 Oct 2016 at 15:36hrs | Views

Police have attributed the rising number of road carnage to lack of comprehensive training of drivers by driving schools and negligence by public transport owners who employ untrained and inexperienced drivers.

Police are concerned with lack of deterrent laws as several unlicenced drivers who were arrested are reportedly back on the road.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi says the law enforcement agents have identified loopholes within the driving schools, VID, road traffic police officers and owners of public transport vehicles which have led to the rising number of road carnage.

He cited lack of a comprehensive training programme for drivers and employment of unlicenced drivers to operate public transport as the root cause of road carnages.

The ZBC News crew caught up with a voluntary investigator who on condition of anonymity exposed how driving schools at the VID are allegedly conniving to receive bribes to issue licences to unqualified people.

Association of Commuters Operators Greater Harare secretary general Ngoni Katsvairo lamented corruption on the part of police and commuter drivers as a catalyst to road carnage.

Meanwhile, the ZRP confirmed the death of four people in a road traffic accident which occurred in Hwange on Sunday.

Source - zbc