RATSA to increase patrols this weekend 

By Staff Reporter

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged all road users to respect road rules and regulations in order to minimize  accident occurrences during this long weekend.

The Agency has therefore, scaled up highway traffic enforcement patrols before and during the farmers holiday weekend.

RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga said the agency would work jointly with the Zambia Police Traffic Section so as to increase visibility and traffic enforcement on the highways on a 24hrs-basis.

Mubanga added that the Agency had drawn up a pro-active and tentative enforcement programme beyond the holiday.

He said traffic law enforcement officers have been deployed along the highways across all the 10 provinces.

Mubanga further said the Agency would set up strategic spot checks for speed management and screening of drivers for drinking and driving.

“During this period, the Agency will also conduct special operations to ensure compliance to all statutory obligations in relation to the road transport sector.

“Therefore, all motorists and fleet owners are advised to ensure that all statutory obligations in respect to road transport and safety aspects such as Driving Licences, Certificate of Fitness, Road Tax, unregistered motor vehicles and Road Service Licences among others are valid. Motorist with expired or invalid documentation, risk being impounded and prosecuted in accordance with the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002,” he explained.

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