Corrupt traffic officers a danger, says RTSA

By Staff Reporter

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says corruption among traffic and road transport officials is posing a great risk to road safety.

Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko said effects of such corruption were too devastating on the economy.

“Corrupt officials who allow motorists who speed, or who are driving vehicles that are not roadworthy, to proceed on their journey are posing a threat to road safety and the consequences for other road users are potentially disastrous. A breakdown in public trust of the integrity of traffic officials is also likely to result in an increase in lawlessness among road users,” said Soko.