RTSA Cracks Down on Traffic Offenders

By Francis Maingaila

Lusaka, Zambia24 (30-04-2024) – The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has apprehended 22 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and intoxicating liquor, in accordance with Section 154 of the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002.

The offenders were caught during the Mosi Day of Thunder Music Festival weekend in Livingstone and will face prosecution in court.

According to Mukela Mangolwa, Acting Head of Public Relations at RTSA, the Agency also recorded 6,717 instances of speeding infractions on the T1 route between Lusaka and Livingstone from April 26th to April 29th, 2024.

Furthermore, Mangolwa observed that a multitude of road traffic infractions were documented nationwide, encompassing expired road tax, certificate of fitness, and test certificates, obstruction of roadway by motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, use of unregistered motor vehicles, and involvement in hire and reward activities.

“Lusaka topped the list with 105 road traffic infringements, followed by the Copperbelt with 34, and Southern Province with 27,” he said.

Mangolwa expressed concern over the prevalence of motorists operating vehicles with expired road licenses, emphasizing that it is an offense to do so. He pledged to enforce the law and hold offenders accountable to promote full compliance among motorists.

The public is encouraged to report reckless and dangerous drivers to the RTSA National Call Centre via the toll-free line 983 or the WhatsApp line 0965 429499.

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