Zambia: RTSA Gears Up for Festive Season

THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it will increase road patrols and sensitisation next week to reduce road accidents during the festive season.

Increased accidents are one of the common characteristics of festive seasons as motorists tend to drink and drive.

In an interview during the week, RTSA public and publicity educational manager Mukela Mangolwa said the Agency would be putting up measures to reduce road carnage.

Mr Mangolwa said the country had recorded many accidents which could have been avoided with the sensitisation exercise.

During the safety week the institution, would run many

community programmes aimed at interacting with the drivers and commuters on road safety.

"We will station ourselves at different bus stations to educate the general public on road safety, especially this particular time of the year," Mr Mangolwa said.

He said the institution would also intensify road patrols and ensure that those drivers who drink and drive were punished.

"We will leave no stone unturned," Mr Mangolwa said.

"We want to bring to book all drivers who become overzealous and abuse alcohol especially during this period of the year."

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