Out of Africa

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Trainee PSV drivers under instruction near Lusaka, Zambia. TOBY MADDEN

Transaid is the UK-based road transport and logistics charity that supports bus and truck driver training, and is also involved in access to healthcare projects in a number of African countries. Ian Norwell joined a UK corporate member’s visit to Zambia to see what progress is being made

Zambia has no less than eight land borders, and the volume of domestic and international transport that uses its road network demands levels of driving competence that are just not in evidence today. Deaths and serious injuries from road traffic accidents in this part of Africa sit in an unpleasant third place behind the more publicised perils of HIV/AIDS and malaria. […]

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