The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has dispelled social media reports that one of the controversial speed cameras along the Great East Road has been set ablaze.
The Agency, through a statement issued by its Public Relations Unit, explained that the trending picture and story was picked from South African media.
But the Agency has appealed to members of the public to alert the agency of any suspicious activities around the speed cameras.
“The Road Transport and Safety Agency wishes to inform the public that the images circulating on social media alleging that one of the speed cameras on Great East road was vandalised are not true.The agency is however aware of a story published by The Citizen of South Africa dated Tuesday 17 October 2018 in which a speed camera was vandalised in that country. Follow the full story herehttps://goo.gl/b6DiFt,” RTSA statement read.
And RTSA stated that compliance levels on speed limits had improved since the introduction of speed cameras.
“Since the commencement of camera enforcement on 11th July 2018, we have observed a significant increase in speed limit compliance to as high as 99%on selected roads. The public is encouraged to alert the agency of any suspicious activities around the speed cameras. Malicious damage to public property is a criminal offence and the agency is working closely with Zambia Police in monitoring the speed cameras. The agency further wishes to remind members of the public that road safety is of great importance to all well-meaning Zambians and the main objective of Road Safety Law Enforcement under the Road Safety Management System is to save lives,” stated RTSA.