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RATSA names new sites for speed camera enforcement

General News RATSA names new sites for speed camera enforcement

Installation of Speed Limit Cameras has brought sanity on same Lusaka roads. Here a motorist take precaution measure as they drive along great East road where Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has installed the cameras as a camera is seen on far left under the tree
Installation of Speed Limit Cameras has brought sanity on same Lusaka roads. Here a motorist take precaution measure as they drive along great East road where Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has installed the cameras as a camera is seen on far left under the tree

The Road Transport and Safety Agency has announced that new sites for speed camera enforcement will be active effective Friday 2 November 2018.

The New Sites include Addis Ababa Road in Lusaka, Burma Road, Chilumbulu Road, Great North Road Between OYDC and Katuba Toll Plaza and Kafue Road between Lilayi Roundabout and Shimabala Toll Plaza

This follows trials that were conducted on these roads which indicate that more than 51 percent of motorists are driving above the legal speed limits.

In a statement issued by the RTSA Public Relations Unit, motorists have been advised that all matters relating to speed signage on these roads are being addressed adding that the camera enforcement will only be done on roads that have visible speed signs.

The Agency reiterated that the deployment of speed cameras is a nation-wide program which will be focused on most accident-prone areas.

Meanwhile, the Agency has disclosed that compliance has increased to as high as 99 percent on roads monitored by cameras since commencement on July 11, 2018.

It said 150 cameras will be deployed across the country in the coming months to reduce the carnage on roads caused by excessive speed and reckless driving.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Why announce the sites.

    You are merely asking people to slow down when passing those sites which defeats the objection of not speeding at all times anywhere.

    I hold a PhD

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

    • Chilumbulu and Burma roads are accident prone? These are liars i can’t even remember a single accident happening on these two great roads,ba chilenje,chalala,woodlands, bauleni,kabwata, libala is this what you voted for?

      Strictly here for serious national debates and not ghoulish tribal hate speech. Let’s talk.

  2. Chilumbulu and Burma roads are accident prone? can’t even remember a single accident happening on these two great roads,ba chilenje,chalala,woodlands, bauleni,kabwata, libala is this what you voted for?

    Strictly here for serious national debates and not ghoulish tribal hate speech. Let’s talk. Whats to moderate here ba Lusaka times.

  3. Please tell us why Exams have been canceled?IN 54 yrs, Zambia can not simple organize exams? Ba pf namufilwa.
    You have let our children down. If it was in a civilized nation, the education minister was going to be sacked and ECZ dissolved.

  4. It is clear that mushota is a villager who sought asylum abroad because any sane person who has travelled widely knows that it is common place to have warning signs of speed cameras on approach. This pf style of tricking people into committing traffic contravention is inborn in most of pf cadres

    • Here in the U.S, you can get a ticket for going too slow below the speed limit. The infraction is called “impeeding traffic.”

      I recognize the traffic police (the equivalent of the Highway Patrol here in America) probably doesn’t yet have traffic radar capabilities on their patrol cars to catch speeders and slow drivers. But I am sure we will get there soon. And the problem you raise will be ably mitigated. In fact, once patrol cars are fitted with Radar, ‘speed cameras’ will become redundant on most roads….just set police patrol cars on the highways and no need for cameras.

  5. This camera thing is a good idea, already some of us are enjoying the sanity on some roads now. My only concern is how some cameras are positioned, e.g, if you drive along kafue road past CAMCO towards baobab school, the sign says 80KM/H as you approach baobab it changes to 60KM/H and just at the road sign itself there is a camera, one has to reduce quickly to 60km/h, dont these technitians think that a truck going at 80km/h needs time to adjust to 60km/h. i feel the technicians handling this can do better.

    • I agree with you. I think the speed sign should be placed way before the camera, if any, for motorists to have time to reduce speed to the posted one. I feel speed enforcement should be within a “zone”, not a “point”.

    • What makes you insecure, speed enforcement cameras? I thought they should do the opposite since they make our roads safer. No!?

  6. Loan collections under way remember it was in the budget, 65 kilometres per hour speed limit in a high way, when do you arrive at your destination even a tortoise we arrive before you do.

    • It is better to drive at 65 km/h and arrive at you destination in one piece than NOT arrive at all…. instead be hauled to some motuary somewhere.

      Speed kills, as the saying goes!

  7. Honetly there people cant see the topic at hand u talk about leakages instead of cameras mayb u are one of those dull half baked pigs who are encouraged by their equally dull parent to use a leakage ,check the topic of discussion.Obewa mukonye.

  8. This is revenue that after you collect should reach the poor , should reach ifilema should reach old people m****** mwe! You collect taxes and have nothing to show for it! Wakanda madness is this? Govt should have a heart for the people

  9. You are liars, you say cameras will become into effect by 2 November 2018 between OYDC and Katuba tollgate and yet I am already charged for over speeding between Shaka’s kraal and Ngwerere turnoff along Great North Road. Your interest is not to reduce speed but to make money out poor Zambians. We are living like foreigners in our own country.

  10. As you are announcing new site the move is welcome but also start implementing speed limit road signs to avoid motorists being blinded over the speed limits sites

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