THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it has secured 1,705 convictions in the Lusaka Fast Track Court on Traffic offences which were committed from April to June this year.
RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa says the highest convictions were for Expired Road Tax with 534 convictions, Expired Test Certificate with 374, Use of Hand held phone with 269 convictions, Dangerous driving with 276 convictions, Uninsured or Expired with 261 convictions, Unlicensed drivers with 206 convictions, and Obstruction of Roadway by Motor vehicle with 158 cases.
Mangolwa in a statement said others were for use of Unregistered vehicle with 158 convictions, Driving a Motor vehicle in a Dangerous condition with 79 and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with 32 convictions.
He further stated that other offenses included Alighting, Unsecured load, Failure to obey lawful instructions, Failure to obey traffic signs, Failure to secure a minor and Failure to wear seatbelt, Affixing false tokens, Affixing false registration mark, Careless driving, Contravening SI 76 regulations, expired Certificate of Fitness Expired Identity and Plying for hire and reward.
He said the agency in the first quarter of 2019 recorded a total of 2,694 cases which were also taken to the Fast Track Court.
He said there has been a high number of motorists flouting road rules and regulations.
Three people die in road traffic accident along the Great East Road
THREE people have died while others are battling for their lives in Nyimba district after a truck they were in failed in its uphill climb, veering of the road and overturning in the process.
The accident happened in Nyalungwe area, 70 kilometers from Nyimba town, on Great East Road and involved was a truck that was carrying fertilizer from Beria in Mozambique to Lusaka. The truck failed to ascend and rolled back before falling into a ditch.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Lackson Sakala said yesterday that two female and a driver died on the spot.
“The truck belongs to Lift and Shift Trucking Zambia Limited of Lusaka and the accident happened 70 kilometers from Nyimba Boma,” he said.
Mr. Sakala who did disclose the names of the deceased, said the bodies were in Nyimba District Hospital mortuary while the two others passengers who were seriously injured, were admitted to the same hospital.
(Story : Times of Zambia, Picture by Tamara Nyirenda)
The Lion that escaped from Munda Wanga Captured
Five passengers sustain injuries in a road traffic accident near ZNS Makeni along the Kafue Road, police say
FIVE (05) passengers have sustained minor injuries while their driver escaped unhurt after a Toyota Gravia they were traveling on overturned near ZNS Makeni along the Kafue Road.
And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says contrary to what is circulating on social media that the vehicle flipped on a newly constructed Fly – over Bridge in Makeni, the accident near ZNS – Garrisons, away from the bridge, yesterday around 19:30 hours.
Katongo said the accident happened when driver of the Toyota Gravia registration ALR 965, Mulenga Mwape of Chilanga Parkland, lost control of the motor vehicle due to excessive speed and in the process went to hit into a traffic sign post and the motor vehicle later over turned.
Katongo said during the process of overturning, the vehicle subsequently hit into the flight liner motor vehicle registration number AEG 1154 which was being driven by Tapera Brian, a Zimbabwean national aged 36 years old.
And Katongo said the driver of the Toyota Gravia survived unhurt while five passengers sustained minor injuries.