The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has heightened enforcement of route compliance and timetables effective immediately.
In a statement seen by Pindula News, police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, violation of timetables was prompting drivers to race with each other putting lives in danger. Reads the statement:
ENFORCEMENT OF ROUTE COMPLIANCE AND TIMETABLES IN TERMS OF THE ROAD MOTOR TRANSPORTATION ACT CHAPTER 13:15
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has noted with concern the conduct of some public service vehicle drivers who are not complying with timetables on route permits resulting in the drivers being dragged into dangerous and reckless road races for passengers. This conduct has resulted in road traffic accidents in some instances.
In a bid to ensure compliance with road traffic rules and regulations by public service vehicles, the Zimbabwe Republic Police will with immediate effect heighten enforcement on compliance with route permits and timetables.
Owners of public service vehicles are therefore advised to adhere to the dictates of their route permits and timetables forthwith.
We appeal to public service vehicle owners to cooperate with police officers to ensure sanity prevails on the roads.