RTSA cautions motorists over Easter holidays
Written by Millennium on April 21, 2019
SIMON MUNTEMBA writes
THERE is need for Zambians, especially motorists, to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations during the Easter celebrations, the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has advised.
In his Easter message to the nation, RTSA executive director Mr Zindaba Soko noted that road traffic accidents were prominent during holidays and hence the need to observe all traffic rules and regulations.
In a statement issued to the Sun by RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga, Mr Soko said that noticeable cases of speed-related road traffic accidents in Zambia called for concerted efforts by all concerned citizens to avoid deaths and injuries that characterized many of Zambian roads especially during holidays.
Mr Soko particularly identified the Great North Road, as one of the corridors where recurrence of speed-induced crashes were still worrisome.
He has however assured the nation that appropriate measures were being implemented to address the menace.
He said that adequate personnel and logistics had been mobilised and a joint team of RTSA and Zambia Police officers would be deployed throughout the major highways in all parts of Zambia.
He said the agency had drawn up a pro-active and tentative enforcement programme as means of promoting road safety.
“The Agency will equally set up strategic spot checks for speed management and screening of drivers for drinking and driving,” he said.
Mr Soko has further appealed to members of public to immediately report emergencies to the RTSA Call Centre through its Toll-Free line: 983 or emergence line 0955 983 983 and what’s app line 0965 429 499 for prompt response.