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Citizen’s non-adherence to Traffic rules worry RTSA

General News Citizen’s non-adherence to Traffic rules worry RTSA

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has expressed concern at the high levels of people driving while drunk in Lusaka.

RTSA spokesperson Mukela Mangolwa said it was very unfortunate that even with the education programmes on the dangers of drunken driving the agency has put in place some people have ignored the messages.

Mr. Mangolwa told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today, that it was important for people to always adhere to RTSA guidelines , which he said was for the good of members of the public.

He urged members of the public to immediately report such drivers adding that RTSA would not hesitate to deal with them.

He stated that the agency alone cannot manage to identify all drunken drivers hence the need for members of the public to help by reporting such poeple..

Mr. Mangolwa said the agency has now re-enforced its patrols on roads to ensure that drunken drivers are brought to book..

The RTSA spokesperson said drunken driving was not only dangerous to the person driving the vehicle but also other road users.

He advised those who like driving while drunk to value their lives by desisting from driving under the influence of alcohol.
And Mr. Magolwa has disclosed that breathalyzers have been very effective in catching drunken drivers .

He disclosed that the Agency has so far spent K5billion on the breathalyzers.


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    • How can they identify drunk drivers when in actual fact ndiye bachakolwa! Kunwa fye. In fact, nintampa kale. That so called breath..shani uko is being abused by those same chaps. Moving in bars with it trying to impress tu gelo, ati its a new type of mobile phone!

  1. Drinking and driving is good ,why spending so much money on breathalyzers. Is it the major cause of accident s in our country ?

  2. But why spend so much money on things tht arent even worth,5Billion on breath fimofimo. When there isnt panado ku UTH. This govts thinkin capacity awe mwee fyonse bachitafye Sata nga alandapo. ELo Sata has contributed so much in Zambia so naeva whether Presido or not he shud be buried pa Embassy Park

  3. Impressive and all the best. However, please effect rules or actions where if someone is caught contravening the RTSA rules then such a one must have his Driver’s License revoked for life or a long time.
    Also, let GRZ see to it that identification of persons in relation to where they stay or work if effective so as to follow the culprits effectively.
    I must also make mention that my stay here has indicated that Drivers of vehicles respect the pedestrians very much and also road rules.
    Such behaviour is what Zambia needs so that everyone is a bit safe as they go about their everday life activities.

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