The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) in Kasama has suspended licenses for five drivers recently convicted for causing death by dangerous driving.
This follows the recommendation by the Kasama High Court.
The suspensions of the Drivers Licenses, which are with effect from 5th October 2015 will range from six (6) months to eighteen (18) months.
The convicted drivers are Mwale Frank, NRC No. 205008/45/1, Mwambazi Patrick NRC No. 211961/42/1, Shula Derick 221763/41/1, Chapu Enock Steven NRC No. 324183/61/1 and Gondwe Wesley NRC No. 137213/44/1.
And RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zindaba Soko has welcomed the move by the Kasama High Court to recommend the suspension of the five (5) Drivers’ licenses saying this will deter and send a strong message to would be offenders.
Mr. Soko has said that the Agency has continued receiving alarming reports relating to dangerous driving by motorists and it was therefore imperative that punitive measures are taken by RTSA through the courts against offenders.
He has also emphasized that the Agency may even consider revocation of such licenses in cases of repeat offenders.