RTSA to start re-examination of PSV driver flouting rules

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) will soon embark on an exercise to re-examine public service vehicle (PSV) drivers that are in a habit of flouting road traffic rules.
RTSA senior public relations manager Mercy Mwila says the agency has noted with great concern the high level of incompetence among some PSV drivers resulting in an increase in road traffic accidents.
Mrs Mwila said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that drivers who will be found wanting risk having their licences revoked.
“The re-examination of drivers contravening road traffic rules is underpinned by Section 68. (1)) (a) and (b) of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002.
“Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the director may – (a) revoke a licence or an endorsement authorising the holder of such licence or endorsement to drive a public service vehicle if, in the opinion of the director, the conduct or character of the holder is such as to render the holder unfit to drive such vehicle from the point of view of the safety of the public,” the statement reads in part.

 

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