By Oscar Malipenga
THE Chipata High Court has convicted and ordered for the suspension of driving licences of three motorists for causing death by dangerous driving.
According to the warrants of execution availed to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), the three drivers – Hastings Banda, Joseph Sichibaye and Andrew Chimbila – were convicted of one count each; of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act Number 11 of 2002.
RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga, said during the criminal session held in Chipata recently, the court ordered the suspension of the drivers’ licences for a period of one year each, with immediate effect.
Mr Mubanga said the court also directed RTSA to effect the suspension of the driver’s licences.
“To this effect, the RTSA has effected the orders for the suspension of the three drivers’ licences and remains vigilant in enforcing the law in a bid to reduce bad road user behaviour on public roads,” he said.
Mr Mubanga said the RTSA hopes that the conviction of the three motorists would act as a deterrent to would-be road traffic offenders and send a strong self-control signal to all drivers not to flout road traffic regulations.