RTSA suspends Scorpion bus road service licence

Written by on May 17, 2019

The Road Transport and Safety Agency has suspended the Road Service Licence for Scorpion Bus Services following an accident along the Solwezi-Chingola road which left 14 people dead.

RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga says Scorpion Bus Service which is operating under Beta Build Hardware and Electronics trading had its licence suspended for for violating the terms and conditions of its licence.

Mr. Mubanga says accident investigations conducted by the agency revealed that the driver of the bus identified as Eddie Katoyo, was over speeding as evidenced by the fact that he overtook several vehicles and subsequently hit into a stationary truck in the opposite lane.

And Mr. Mubanga says records indicate that on 11th April, 2019, the same bus driver was reported to have been driving at excessive speed around Chisamba area on Great North Road.

He says further investigations into the accident indicate that the driver was not licenced to drive a Public Service Vehicle and it was also it was also established that he gave false information to officers when he presented fake documentation stating that he was a holder of a PSV licence when in fact not.

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