The loss of lives on the country’s roads has led to intensified calls for the introduction of a ban on night driving.

The proposed raft of measures will see cross border and intercity bus companies off the road from 9pm to 5am the following day.

The measures are expected to stem the high number of accidents that normally occur at night.

There is consensus that if the country follows the route of banning night driving for cross border and intercity bus companies there will be fewer accidents on the roads.

Transporter and Dangamvura Chikanga legislator, Cde Esau Mupfumi said there is need to ensure that the night ban on transport operators will also be rigorously enforced.

Statistics show that although 25 percent of driving is done at night, this activity carries a fatal-accident rates risk that is three times greater than during the day.