There are some roads far from the country’s highways where people struggle to get transport to ferry them from one point to the other.
Shunned by many of the buses as well as commuter omnibus operators, such roads have proven to be the hunting grounds of some motorists who despite the conditions of their cars are cashing in.
The story of one such operator who operates off the beaten path would not be complete before introducing the Peugeot 504.
The cars production commenced in the 1970’s led to it being a global hit particularly on the African continent where it has remained plying the bushy roads years later.
There is even a joke that the engineer who made the vehicle was shown the door for making a model whose durability ate into the French carmakers ability to entice clients to buy later versions.
One such vehicle can be found parked at Chendambuya with passengers parked like sardines on their way to Mrewa Center.
All caution has been thrown to the wind as the car has to have rocks under the wheels to prevent movement.
The wheels too are worn out and smooth as with wires protruding from the worn out tyres, meaning that bursts as well as grip on the road compromised.
Doors have to be opened from inside the vehicles with the windows seemingly glued to the doors.
The owner of the Peugeot 504, Mr Patrick Kufakwemba said he has been plying the Chendambuya to Nyamusosa route, a distance of ten kilometres for over five years.
However, the question is can one man’s quest to put food on his family’s table endanger the lives of others on a daily basis?
While campaigns have been launched to make safety becomes a buzzword on the country’s highways, there will always be individuals who think they have mastered the art of vehicle control and are somehow immune to accidents.