THE Zambia Police Service will continue mounting check points in selected places to curb lawlessness and crime.
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda has said the police will continue mounting roadblocks in selected parts of the country for security reasons.
Ms. Chanda told ZANIS that police officers will only mount road blocks in shorter distances between towns.
She stated that unnecessary roadblocks are the ones that were conducted within short distances such as mounting too many roadblocks between Lusaka and Kafue.
Ms Chanda explained that some check points were mounted to collect the necessary particulars of motorists and also the worthiness of some vehicles on the roads.
She explained that traffic officers are the ones that are usually assigned on the road to cartel motorists who do not observe driving regulations including the safety of other road users.
Ms. Chanda added that if Police Officers were not deployed, thieves would take advantage of using roads carelessly hence putting the lives of innocent citizens at risk.
She has since urged members of public to work closely with traffic officers and other law enforcement’s agencies in order to bring sanity on the roads.
Recently, traffic police officers were castigated by Home Affairs minister Davies Mwila for mounting what he termed ‘unnecessary’ roadblocks and harassing motorists to pay the fines on the spot.