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Motorists get a one month grace period for new road tax

Economy Motorists get a one month grace period for new road tax

RTSA chief executive officer Zindaba Soko
RTSA chief executive officer Zindaba Soko

The Road Transport and Safety Agency-RTSA-has given motorists a one month grace period during which they must acquire new road tax and motor vehicle insurance coverage.

RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko says the grace period will run from 1st January 2016 to 31st January 2016.

Mr Soko has told a media briefing in Lusaka that during this period, no enforcement for the validity of road tax and vehicle insurance will be effected.

He has since appealed to members of society to report any law enforcement officer that may attempt to harass them over road tax and motor vehicle insurance during the grace period.

Mr Soko however, said the extension does not include certificate of fitness and test certificates as the two relate to road worthiness.

And Mr Soko has disclosed that the printing of driver’s licences will normalise in the first quarter of next year and advised that temporary drivers’ licences are valid documents with or without any extension.


  1. Am surprised that this guy was not fired after he ran amok and beat up medical personnel at a hospital. Umodzi ku mawa?

  2. ….how on earth can a RTSA extend vehicle insurance…??…if I bought insurance cover from GODMANS Insurance valid up to 31st Dec, there is no way Zindaba could extend that….in short, he has sanctioned vehicles to be on the road without insurance cover…

  3. Such backword thinking. Lets promote more pipo to drive with no insurance, so when they have an accident they can pay more

  4. There is a new requirement to display an “insurance disc” the same way we do for fitness and road tax. This is in reference to the same requirement. Initially all motorists were required to have this disc in place by 1Jan 2016.

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