The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has announced that effective Friday next week, new sites for speed camera enforcement will be active on Addis Ababa, Burma, Chilumbulu, Great North and Kafue roads.
And RTSA has disclosed that over 150 roadside cameras will be deployed across the country in the coming months.
In a public notice issued by RTSA Public Relations Unit, Thursday, the agency stated that the move followed trials that were conducted on the roads which indicated that more than 51 percent of motorists were driving above the legal speed limits.
“The Road Transport and Safety Agency wishes to advise the public that effective Friday November 2, 2018 new sites for speed camera enforcement will be active on the following roads; Addis Ababa Road, Burma Road, Chilumbulu Road, Great North Road between OYDC and Katuba Toll Plaza and Kafue Road between Lilayi Roundabout and Shimabala Toll Plaza. This follows trials that were conducted on these roads which indicate that more than 51 percent of motorists are driving above the legal speed limits,” they stated.
The agency further informed motorists that all matters relating to speed signage on these roads were being addressed adding that speed camera enforcement would only be done on roads that had visible speed signs.
They disclosed that over 150 cameras would be deployed across the country in the coming months.
“The deployment of speed cameras is a nation-wide program which will be focused on most accident-prone areas (black spots). Compliance has increased to as high as 99 percent on roads monitored by cameras since commencement on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Over 150 cameras will be deployed across the country in the coming months,” RTSA stated.
They explained that the main objective of using roadside cameras was to reduce road accidents caused by excessive speed and reckless driving.
“We further wish to remind the public that the main objective of Road Safety Law Enforcement using roadside cameras is to reduce the carnage on our roads caused by excessive speed and reckless driving. Motorists and fleet owners in receipt of an infringement notice can visit www.paymyfines.co.zm to view Traffic Offence Reports which will contain details of the offence including image, time, date and location. Call Help Desk on +260211272434 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries,” stated RTSA.