Long distance buses to travel with two drivers effective from April 1

The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has directed all inter-city transport operators who embark on long journeys in excess of 8 hours or 500km to employ two drivers effective from Thursday,April 1, 2021.

This forms part of the five directives which were announced by the authority on March 3,2021.

The remaining four(4) directives which oneminutegh.com spotted are;

1. All target operators are required to train their drivers in Defensive Driving in accordance with standards approved by the Authority & DVLA. This is enforceable from July 1st, 2021.

2. All target operators are required to introduce the use of vehicle log books to help enforce the protocols on maximum driving hours & high speeds. This is enforceable from April 1, 2021.

3. All target operators shall be required to appoint Road Safety Officers who shall be responsible for conducting pre-departure checks at all terminals. The Operators shall notify the Authority of the appointment on or before April 1, 2021.

4. All operators providing inter-city services shall fit retro-reflective tapes approved by DVLA on their vehicles in accordance with Regulation 80 of L.I.2180. This shall be enforceable on April 1st, 2021.

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