The Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic Offences has over the last one month convicted over 100 motorists for the offence of dangerous driving contrary to the Road Traffic Act number 11 of 2002.

And the Road Transport and Safety Agency says dangerous driving remains among the leading traffic offences among Lusaka motorists.

According to the Lusaka Fast Track Court for Traffic offences, convictions for the month of October 2018, out of the 604 convictions secured by RTSA, 119 convictions where for dangerous driving accounting for the highest convictions for traffic offences.

Other offences are Expired Road Tax with 205 convictions, Expired Test Certificate with 89 convictions, 46 convictions for expired/uninsured motor vehicle, 31 for unlicensed drivers and 29 convictions for use of hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.

The Agency also secured convictions for expired certificate of fitness, failure to display number plate, failure to obey traffic signs, failure to wear obligatory seatbelt, plying for hire, permitting unlicensed driver, obstruction of roadway by motor vehicle, and failure to obey lawful instructions among other offences.

RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa said according to statistics, it is clear that cases of dangerous driving have continued to increase and posing a danger to motorists and other road users a situation that has contributed to road traffic crashes in the country.

Mr. Mangolwa said given the prevailing scenario, RTSA will sustain and increase its traffic law enforcement programmes countrywide in order to ensure total compliance among motorists and provide safety to all road users.

He also implored members of the Public to be proactive and make use of the RTSA Call Centre by reporting bad, careless and dangerous drivers on the toll-free line – 983 and the WhatsApp line 0965 429499.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Fast Track court convicting ONLY 100 motorists is a big joke. Its scaring driving in Zambian roads. Commuter bus drivers rule Zambian roads as they block traffic at will causing congestion, creating risk to other road users. They claim to be PF cadres. Zambia traffic police is absent deliberately as some commuter buses belong to police officers.

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    • Conviction in Zambia means going to jail.
      100 productive men caged.
      Some traffic offense lands with treason charges.

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  2. The one thing I fail to understand is why you fail to convict the dangerous cadres and wedding motorists. These are the most dangerous drivers of all. They drive with people outside the windows. This happens every time there is a movement of them. Can you please apply the law fairly.

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  3. Traffic police themselves need to use proper vehicles as opposed to trampling at the back of an open pick up with no seat belts.. you could use a mini bus for example! Or else, this whole comes up as a circus!

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  4. Traffic police themselves need to use proper vehicles as opposed to crampling at the back of an open pick up with no seat belts.. you could use a mini bus for example! Or else, this whole comes up as a circus!

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  5. Law only for the law abiding citizens in order not to paying a fine you need to be a thug a police officer or a cadre from a ruling party chapwa

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  6. Those old old trucks carrying forest logs are never penalised let alone charged! Those dangerous things roam our roads freely for as long as they ‘buy the road’ by bribing traffic officers! You convict a motorist for not displaying a number plate etc and yet those dangerous lorries have no fitness, no road tax and clearly are not road worthy!
    Apply the law fairly! And the sooner you RTSA realise that lack of road markings and road signs is also a huge cause of road carnage the sooner you will address the problem. In Zambia you do not know maintenance. Your roads are only marked after construction thereafter, its good luck to the motorist!

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