The Chipata High Court has ruled that the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) must suspend driver’s licenses for three motorists who it convicted for causing death by dangerous driving.
According to a statement issued by RTSA public relations head Fredrick Mubanga today, the three drivers are Hastings Banda, Joseph Sichibaye, and Andrew Chimbila.
“The drivers were convicted of one count of causing death by dangerous driving each, which is contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act Number 11 of 2002. During the Criminal Session held in Chipata recently, the Court ordered for the suspension of the drivers licenses for a period of one year each, with immediate effect. And the Court has since directed the agency to effect the suspension of the driver’s licenses,” Mubanga said.
He said he hoped that the conviction would act as a deterrent measure to all would-be offenders.
“To this effect, the RTSA has effected the orders for the suspension of the three driver’s licenses and remains vigilant in enforcing the law in a bid to reduce bad road user behavior on public roads. The Agency hopes that the conviction of the three motorists court will act as a deterrent measure to would-be road traffic offenders and send a strong self-control signal to all drivers not to flout road traffic regulations with impunity,” stated Mubanga.