Zambia Law Development commission (ZLDC) research Officer Otema Musuka has urged the public to contribute and make submissions on the review of the road transport and safety Act during the public sittings going on across the nation to ensure that it stands the test of time.
Mr Musuka said the review of the road transport and safety Act should respond to the issues of human rights, road safety and jurisdiction.
Speaking during a briefing of heads of Government departments and community leaders in the Kabwe council chamber, Mr Musuka said the review is expected to define the responsibilities of key stakeholders in road safety to mitigate overlapping.
“I want to take up this opportunity to urge the public to make submissions during the review of the road transport and safety Act on issues around check points, road blocks, jurisdiction, also the issues to do with the fines and the fast track court”, Mr Musuka said.
He said coordination among all road safety players is key to enhance confidence in all road users across the nation.Mr Musuka said it is important to understand the process of road
safety and the regulations around that and investigate the processes and procedures followed and how they are employed.
“As a commission we are not only looking at RTSA locally, we are also taking best practices from other jurisdictions, South Africa or elsewhere that have got similar systems because we are a
commonwealth,” Mr Musuka said.