THE Lusaka Fast Track Court for traffic offences has convicted 1,782 drivers for violating traffic rules and regulations during the month of October 2019.
RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa has revealed in a statement that the secured convictions are for various traffic offences such as the use of un-roadworthy vehicles, un-licensed drivers, dangerous driving and contravening the SI which banned night driving.
Mangolwa said other offences were, expired certificate of fitness, expired driving license, expired road tax, use of handheld mobile phone while driving, use of unregistered motor vehicle and plying for hire (pirating).
He said dangerous driving and use of mobile phones while driving remains a major challenge on the Zambian roads.
And Mangolwa said the agency will remain on high alert in order to bring to book all road users violating the law with impunity.
He further appealed to members of the public to utilise the RTSA Toll-Free Line 983 and WhatsApp line 0965 429499 to report bad, careless, and dangerous drivers on roads.
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.
ACC arrests Former Senanga Subordinate Court Magistrate for corrupt practices involving K1,200
FORMER Senanga Subordinate Court Magistrate Chama Mutambalilo has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for corrupt practices involving K1, 200.
Mutambalilo aged 50, of Kamwala South in Lusaka was charged with one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretences and is scheduled to appear in court soon.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has told Mwebantu in a statement that the suspect on dates unknown but between 1st October 2016 and 31st December 2016 whilst working as a Magistrate at Senanga Subordinate Court in Senanga District of the Western Province obtained K1,200 from known persons purporting that the said money was required as logistical support for him to undertake a Court scene visit when in fact not.
And Moono said the suspect has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon