RTSA chief ex­plains road fa­tal­i­ties

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

MOST road traf­fic ac­ci­dents along the Ka­fue -Liv­ing­stone road dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son are fa­tal, the Road Traf­fic and Safety Agency (RTSA) has dis­closed.

RTSA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Zind­aba Soko stated that ve­hi­cles mostly in­volved in ac­ci­dents in­clude light mo­tor ve­hi­cles adding that the main causes in­clude tyre bursts, brake fail­ures and pas­sen­ger over­load and driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

“As RTSA our de­mand is for all road users to be re­spon­si­ble be­cause one ir­re­spon­si­ble be­hav­ior may lead to se­ri­ous in­juries and death so if you can’t be re­spon­si­ble we shall force you to be re­spon­si­ble, “he said.

Mean­while Mr Soko has dis­closed that road fa­tal­i­ties have rel­a­tively re­duced.

He said that the coun­try has seen a rel­a­tive re­duc­tion of road traf­fic ac­ci­dents for the pe­riod Jan­uary to Septem­ber 2018 com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

Zind­aba Soko

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