The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has directed all inter-city transport operators who embark on long journeys over 8 hours or 500km to employ two drivers.
The directive is to take effect from April 1, 2021.
The other directives are as follows;
-All target operators are required to train their drivers in Defensive Driving by standards approved by the Authority & DVLA. This is enforceable from July 1, 2021.
-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.
-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.