Zambia:RATSA warns motorists

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THE Road Transport and Safety

Agency (RTSA) has warned all road users against lawlessness during the fourth coming Farmer’s day holiday which falls on Monday.

RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga said in a statement  that research on the cause of accidents conducted by the RTSA has revealed that road crashes are attributed to human error such asover speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and non-compliance to road traffic rules and regulations.

He said statistics have also revealed that road crashes are so prominent during the weekends and holidays.

Therefore, the RTSA has put in place specific interventions to see to it that motorist observe road traffic regulations to avoid preventable road crashes.

“The Agency has since scaled up high way traffic enforcement patrols before, during and after the Farmers Day holiday in a bid to increase visibility and traffic law enforcement on the highways on a 24 hours basis. The Agency has drawn up a proactive and tentative enforcement programme that will go beyond the holiday,” Mr Mubanga said.

He said the agency will equally set up strategic spot checks for speed management and screening of drivers for drinking and driving.

Mr Mubanga said RTSA demand total compliance to road traffic regulations by all motorist and pedestrians.

He said the Agency has since called on all motorists to observe lower speeds and not to drink and drive, as there will be Zero tolerance to drinking and driving.

Mr Mubanga implored all members of the public to report motorist flouting road traffic regulation by calling the RTSA toll free line 983 or 4141 or call the Call Centre.

 

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