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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged parents and guardians to ensure that school-going children use appropriate and safe modes of transport as they return to schools in different parts of the country.
RTSA spokesperson Frederick Mubanga said parents must take the responsibility of ensuring that ensure children do not use modes of transport such as open trucks.
Mr Mubanga also cautioned public service vehicle (PSV) drivers against over-speeding as there is increased traffic as schools open for the second academic term today.
He said in an interview yesterday that drivers should also exercise patience while transporting people as their safety is paramount.
“We expect a lot of movements and we appeal to drivers to exercise patience on the roads.
“We want school-going children free from accidents,” Mr Mubanga said.
He said RTSA is on high alert and has embarked on inspections of buses from Inter-city Bus Terminus in Lusaka to ensure that all safety requirements are complied with.

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