THERE is need for companies in the transport sector to come up with policies to guide their employees on road safety, says Zambia Road Safety Trust public relations officer Miles Mwale.
Mr Mwale said in Lusaka recently that lack of policies or guidelines on road safety in most companies had contributed to a rise in road traffic accidents in Zambia.
“Due to lack of policies or guidelines in many transport companies on road safety, the number of road traffic accidents has increased because drivers do not have knowledge on road safety,’’ said Mr Mwale
Mr Mwale has since called on transport companies to come up with policies on road safety so that lives could be saved on Zambia’s roads.
‘’There is need for companies to come up with guidelines on road safety for their drivers so that they are road wise, ‘’he said.
Recently there has been concern by Government over private companies that did not adhere to safety rules.
Last year Government restricted long distance buses from traveling during the night in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents.
The move was welcomed by many stakeholders in the transport sector.