Police, RTSA to enforce traffic law together

THE Zambia Police Service (ZPS) and the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) have resolved to jointly work together in traffic law enforcement.

This was arrived at, at a consultative meeting held in Lusaka on Friday to discuss the alleged differences between the two institutions.
This was contained in a statement issued to the Sunday Mail and signed by Rae Hamoonga, Acting Police Spokesperson ZPS and Frederick Mubanga, Acting senior Public Relations Manager RTSA.
According to the statement, it was agreed after the discussions that both institutions have the mandate to enforce road traffic rules and regulations.
At the same meeting, the two institutions also resolved to continue complementing each other in traffic law enforcement by way of conducting joint traffic law enforcement operations at road checkpoints.
“Members of the public are therefore expected to comply with all lawful directives issued to them by officers either from the Zambia Police Service or the Road Transport and Safety Agency with regard to road traffic law enforcement in accordance with the provisions of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002,” it read.
The two institutions said they remain committed to promoting road safety for the benefit of members of the general public.