The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it will roll out speed cameras to other parts of the country as part of concerted efforts to reduce road traffic accidents and fatalities on Zambian roads.
ZANIS reports that RTSA Senior Public Relations Manager, Frederick Mubanga said the roll out of speed cameras will only be effected once proper road signage is put in place around the country.
Mr. Mubanga stressed that over speeding is the major cause of road traffic accidents and fatalities on Zambian roads hence, the need to deploy Information and Communication Technology systems in order to arrest the situation.
He said phase one of the implementation of the speed camera project in the capital city Lusaka has been successful and will help spur a downward trend in road traffic accidents and fatalities.
Mr. Mubanga said the agency has started implementing phase two of the project which has seen installation of speed cameras along major selected roads as well as highways on the outskirts of Lusaka.
He said under phase two, RTSA has placed speed cameras on the Great East Road between Airport turn off and Chongwe toll plaza, in Kabangwe area on the Great North Road and Makeni and Shimabala areas on the Kafue Road.
Mr. Mubanga said compliance levels have increased to over 90 percent compared to the time the Agency started implementing the project of installing speed cameras.
He assured the general public that RTSA in partnership with the Road Development Agency and Local Authorities is working to review speed limits for some major roads in the country in order to facilitate free flow of traffic.