My wife came very close to death yesterday, on the Kitwe to Lusaka route. Bus overtook a stationary truck right in the path of an oncoming petrol tanker. The two vehicles actually scraped each other quite badly and the bus ended up off the road in the bush. Two or three more inches to the right - and 70 people would have been incinerated. The answer is simple, but it would cost: legalise for drivers' hours and speed limits and enforce these by installing tachographs in every bus. These record everything the driver and bus does, and cannot lie. It is illegal to drive a bus (or truck, and they would be the next target) any distance without a tachograph in Europe. Zambia is the 11th most dangerous country in the world to drive in terms of road deaths. All we need is for Parliament to make legislation. Yes it may put bus fares up, but then it would save lives. If enough of us complained to our MPs, something might be done.
The other solution is to bring back passenger rail services in Zambia. This is the one I prefer.