Intensify Road Patrols-Tayali

 Intensify Road Patrols-Tayali

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali has directed the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to intensify road patrols in order to close the gap created as a result of reduced police check points.

Mr Tayali said the Agency should beef up road patrols and inspections to curb the increased road accidents.

Mr Tayali said that the motorists have become defiant on the road following the reduced police presence which has cost lives of many innocent people.

“I want to warn motorists across the country that my ministry through RTSA will not allow lawlessness on the road as it is one of the causes of road accidents, government is alive to the fact that the Great North Road is in a bad state and that there is an urgent need to upgrade it into a dual carriage way,” he said.

He said this when he led a team of RTSA inspectors in conducting road patrols between Lusaka and Kabwe on the Great North Road.

Mr Tayali has also said there is need to employ more RTSA inspectors to beef up road compliance inspections.

And RTSA has impounded hundreds of vehicles and summoned a number of motorists for abrogating various traffic rules and regulations.