THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has effected implemention of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act number eight of 2022 which will help improve service delivery and curb fatalities on the roads.
The provisions of the Act will be implemented immediately, while others will be implemented progressively to allow for appropriate transition mechanisms to be put in place.
RTSA Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alinani Msisya said the Amendment comes in a wake of long consultative processes over the last years and shall be read as one with the Road Traffic Act number 11 of 2002.
He said governement has seen fit to amend the Road Traffic Act 2002 in order to improve service delivery to the public and to help curb road traffic crashes and fatalities.
“The Road Traffic (Amendment) Act num bet eight of 2022 seeks to enhance the country’s road safety profile, inculcate values of good driver behavior, enhance service delivery to Zambians, enhance revenue streams for governement and reduce lawlessness on Zambian roads,” he said.