Sumatra nabs bus tracking violators
THE Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) in Morogoro region has suspended seven upcountry buses plying the Dar es Salaam to eastern and western regions route for tempering with the Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) to enable them speed without being detected.
The vehicles have been caught violating road safety rules by driving beyond the permitted 80km per hour in an Eastern zone joint inspection which commenced on Monday last week.
SUMATRA in collaboration with Morogoro police authorities conducted the inspection by erecting two check points at Msamvu regional bus terminal and Mikese on the outskirts of the town, for trucks.
Speaking to The Guardian at the weekend about the operation, SUMATRA Director General Gilliard Ngewe named the suspended buses as BM with registration number T 591 DCL owned by Blaston Makundi, which routes Dar to Morogoro, along with two Classic Coach buses with registration number CGO 4624 AE19 and CGO 5594E19.