RTSA to rollout fast track courts

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The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the judiciary have a signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to roll out the fast track courts on traffic offences to the rest of the country.


RTSA Acting Senior Public Relations Manager Frederick Mubanga said the signing of the MoU is aimed at reducing the escalating road carnage through the prosecution of road traffic offenders.


In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr. Mubanga said the roll out of the fast track courts will deter would be offenders and bring sanity on Zambian roads.


He pointed out that the fast track courts have proved to be a good vehicle in changing bad driver attitude and behaviour on public roads.


Mr. Mubanga said RTSA was working round the clock to ensure that the golden jubilee celebrations are accident free.


He said the agency was on high alert to screen motorists and ensure that they do not flout road traffic regulations with impunity.


And in a related development, the Lusaka fast track court on traffic offences has convicted an employee of the Zambia Bureau of Standards for driving an unregistered motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol contrary to section 157 of the road traffic act number 11 of 2002.


Magistrate Chibesa Kunda sentenced Chanda Musenge to four months simple imprisonment after he was found driving an unregistered BMW on a public road under the influence of alcohol beyond the permissible limit of 0.38mg breath count.