44 motorists convicted
Lusaka, 29 July, 2014, ZANIS— The Lusaka Fast Track court on Traffic offences has convicted a total of 44 motorists for various traffic offences over the past week.
Among those convicted are 11 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and 14 others for dangerous driving contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Acting Senior Public Relations Manager Fredrick Mubanga disclosed this is a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Mr. Mubanga said other convictions are that of careless driving, driving unregistered motor vehicles and obstruction of roadway.
Last week the Road Transport and Safety Agency and the Judiciary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out the Fast Track Courts on Traffic Offences.
The signing of this MoU is aimed at reducing road carnage through the prosecution of road traffic offenders thereby deterring would be offenders in other parts of the country.
And Mr. Mubanaga stated that the Fast Track courts have proved to be a good vehicle to use in changing the bad driver attitude and behaviour on public roads.
Mr. Mubanaga said RATSA is on high alert to screen all motorists and ensure that no one flouts road traffic regulations.
He has since advised all motorists to adhere to the road traffic regulations and warned that those who will be found wanting will face the wrath of the law.