‘Police partly to blame for accidents’


PARLIAMENT has heard that traffic police officers are partly to blame for the increase in road traffic accidents, especially the recent ones which have claimed lives.

Contributing to the debate on the Auditors General’s report on the government measures to reduce road accidents, Mazabuka Central member of Parliament (MP) Gary Nkombo (UPND) told the House on Thursday that it is clear that many people have not read the Highway Code and are left scot-free by the police in exchange for money.

“We need to read the Highway Code to reduce accidents and save lives. The only problem we have is that traffic officers prefer to ask for money from drivers even when they do not have licences,” he said.
He said the police are known to be the most corrupt and too exorbitant in their nature.

Zambia Daily Mail