Govt orders bus owners to install speed monitoring equipment in buses to track speeding vehicles

Government has ordered bus owners to install speed monitoring equipment in their vehicles by March, 2023 to track down speeding buses as way of reducing road accidents.
Minister of Transport and Public Works Jacob Hara said this on Tuesday at Mzuzu Hospital where he visited Marymount Secondary School students who were involved in a road accident in Mzimba.

Transport Minister Jacob Hara
He said the bus owners have been told to install GPS trackers in their buses in a bid to ensure that drivers adhere to speed limits.
The Minister said the government will have a control room at the ministry of Transport and Public Works to monitor the buses through the GPS.
He also said the ministry intends to start reviewing issuance of licenses for bus drivers to contain road accidents that involve passenger vehicles including big buses.
Meanwhile principal nursing officer for Mzuzu central hospital Doreen Nyasulu said the patient they have received as a referral from Mzimba, Deodata Kanjoma, 16, is responding well to treatment.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
7 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Andy
Andy
22 days ago

Just install speed limiters basi. Simple.

Alick Chima
Alick Chima
22 days ago

Just monitoring speed is not good enough, busses need to be installed with speed limit budgets of up to 80 km/hr or up to 100 ks per engine revs no one can go beyond this limit , We have these budgets in today’s technological world and they are cheap.

Allan Kumwenda
Allan Kumwenda
22 days ago

Sad for the girl but encouraging to hear that she is responding well to the treatment

Hello
Hello
22 days ago

It is a good idea to use GPS tracking system. It is very risky for a bus to take only 5 hours to travel between Blantyre and Lilongwe while having stopovers on the way. The Ministry needs to provide maximum speeds for the buses even in areas where road speed limits are provided. In some countries (Eg America) , the roads have two different speed limits for small vehicles and large ones. The issue of vehicle momentum has to be taken into consideration. The bigger the vehicle, the higher the momentum and the higher the impact at the same speed… Read more »

Nzeruzanga
Nzeruzanga
22 days ago

Is there any legality in the enforcement of this directive?

Panda
Panda
22 days ago

First thing first, konzani kaye misewu. When driving at night, there poor visibility because white line idafufutika kale kale nde mukomze kaye misewu yanu kenako muzipanga bwino za speed monitor zo.

John Kalulu
23 days ago

Install galvanizer, not to go More than 100 km/hr

Read previous post:
Ethiopian World Federation asks President Chakwera to institute investigations on integrity of Madonna’s Malawi charity, Raising Malawi

Ethiopian World Federation, an organisation established in the United States in 1937 to promote love and good-will among Ethiopians at...

Close