Picture: THINKSTOCK

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Because of the number of fatal accidents involving trucks during peak hours, Swaziland has banned trucks from its highways between 16:30 and 18:30.

According to Barney Curtis from FESARTA, the highway includes the notorious Malagwane Mountain escarpment between Mbabane and Manzini.

Says Barney, “This is the only connection between the nation’s capital and the Matsapha Industrial Estate, the commercial town of Manzini, the routes to Durban and Mozambique and the new King Mswati III international airport.”

Swaziland police commissioner Isaac Magagula has indicated he will monitor the days and times of this truck banning, but for now it is for the afternoon peak hours.