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 (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.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Roll them out. Whilst making money, you have saved a thousand of lives and prevented people having crippling accidents on the road.

    For this one I give you ???? well done! I cannot wait to hear the accident numbers at the end of the year.

    Can you report like for like please. Let’s see the number of accidents in this month compared to the same months in prior years!

    It would be great to see

    Well done!

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  2. We have no problem with rolling out your speed cameras..however we have a problem with you speed limits. Take Kafue road for example. i dont know why i should be driving at 60 km after lilayi when you have those barries . you are slowing down the economy. second go to Tanzania and see how they have put those 50 km limits. they will tell you where they start and When to drive above 50 km. for you here you find a limit of 60 km drive until u find another for 60 or 40km. I am planning to getting signatures to petition you to do your house keeping before rolling out that. Basically we aint allowed to drive 80 km in lusaka..does it make sense

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    • @ Samba…

      That is a very mature way of going about things. I salute you. You could be right, petition my friends, that is how the world works, negotiations. You will reach a speed limit that is reasonable and safe for everyone through a safe zone.

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    • UPND TRIBAL UNION MEMBERS must change their diet. They should begin taking sweet potatoes, sugar cane and JESUS to develop a sweet-heart. Their diet of bitter herbs at breakfast, bitter herbs for lunch and bitter herbs for supper which makes their hearts calloused and bitter has not worked and will not work. No wonder it is CHILDISH.

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  3. Accidents do not happen in town you *****s. put your cameras on highways if you want to stop accidents. you mean all of you cant think. we know your motive here. so just say it and stop lying to the Zambians

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  4. I thought you guys or rather you chaps you should have known by now that Road Carnage is not on Cairo Road but on Highways! These are the places you were supposed to have targeted if you really want to save lives but if it’s cash you are after, then you can even have some for slow driving between Kabwe roundabout and Kafue roundabout. Cash will flow!!

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  5. This is a money making scam and not about saving lives, these guys are putting a speed limit of 65 KM per hour in a highway, this is just wrong, if maybe 100 KM`s per hour is acceptable.

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  6. We need clarification on the terms of this deal…first was stated that the deal was with LCC ..i hope other councils are not sleeping as these funds need to pumped back into their councils let RTSA be responsible for intercity roads.

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  7. The speed cameras at Chainama and Chelstone areas on Grt East Rd are now a permanent fature. previously RTSA used to remove towards dusk and mount them around 07:00 hours the following day, but now they don’t remove. Take this as a warning!

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  8. This is great and you have some people here complaining, speeds on a highway or freeway when approaching, or close to a major metropolis or city are always lowered. It is common sense, only on the free range should they be higher. Good move RTSA. Since they will be putting up signage first, always read before commenting on an article.

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  9. Speed alone is not sufficient to curb road fatalities and accidents in General. We need you RTSA to monitor vehicles over 3 meters in lenght to have side lights so overtaking motorists know how to manoeuvre.. The trucks that break down on road side or hard shoulders must not be a permanent fixture as these have also contributed to horrible deaths.. please look into that and implement necessary measures to curb such.

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  10. This insatiable desire to milk people is really proving that owning a vehicle is really a liability. The most unfortunate thing is that most of the money collected will be used to entertain the ‘royal family’. Is anyone thinking of the effect of low spending on some roads?

    On a light note, just adopt the ECL 2040 number plate, not only will RASTA ignore you, they will even buy you fuel. kikiki….

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    Speed cameras without speed limits and no education or sensitization of speed limits by drivers. You need to spend money educating your drivers first in speed limits, road signs, road safety and perception. Without this, drivers will simply ignore the cameras… don’t just copy things you see in developed countries… start with the basics first: proper, regulated and effective learner driver program; introduce staged licensing from inexperienced to full licence; road worthy cars; insurance; get rid of those small vans used for public transport etc. Above all eliminate corruption and poverty and promote better public transport.

    Cameras should be a last resort… otherwise this is just another futile and money wastage project that won’t yield any results.

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    By the way for your guidance on speed limits, here are my suggestions: 60 Km/h in metro areas (non residential); 50 Km/h in residential areas; 70 -80 Km/h in highway roads coming out of metro areas and 100 – 120 Km/h in county freeway/highway roads.

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  13. How about doing something about drunk drivers . Zambia amongst highest levels of alcohol consumption. How about those reckless cyclists ? People concentrate more on watching the speed than the road . Now it will take us days from ndola to chirundu , all that traffic will be moving at 38.5 km/h
    Thanks Zambia we are proud of our independence . We pay for big thieves meals.

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  14. 40 km per hour on a dual carriage way like kafue rd. church rd? is this really about controlling accidents or like others have observed, its another scam? by the way guys, this money has been included as sources of income in the budget. Reminds me of our old days when you would be beaten in advance before committing an offense

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  15. 40 km/h on a slope along leopards hill road is not practical and not fair to our vehicles. And that American School, no single child crosses the road because they are dropped and picked from the school gates which are off the main road. 50km/h can be much better but 60km/h is a normal speed in residential places. Then one has no idea when he/she is out of speed limit zone.

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    • I use public transport when I’m in the city so I can’t complain much and I’m glad no cameras in Mpongwe district where my home village and farm is.

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  16. They have seen how much they have made in the three months of operation so they want to expand their money making business venture with the Lebanese.

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  17. I use public transport when I’m in the city so I can’t complain much and I’m glad no cameras in Mpongwe district where my home village and farm is.

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