RATSA says it has started chasing motorists who have not paid their traffic fines. It says they have deployed vehicles to stop wanted motorists.
SPEED FINE ENFORCEMENT
The Road Transport and Safety Agency in conjunction with the Zambia Police Traffic Department has commenced the deployment of Mobile Policing Vehicles (MPVs) aimed at cracking down on overdue speed fines. By using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology embedded in the MPVs, offenders will be stopped and pulled over to be charged on the spot and issued with a Traffic Offence Report and Notice of Intended Prosecution. The deployment team will also be on the look-out for other offences including;
• Expired road tax
• Drinking and driving
• Excessing speeds
• Unroadworthy vehicles
• Unlicensed drivers
• Uninsured vehicles
• Using a phone or holding it while driving
• Failure to wear seatbelt, etc.
A Mobile Policing Vehicle is a fully equipped enforcement vehicle with an inbuilt system that includes;
• Camera unit which detects and captures vehicles on the Vehicles Of Special Interest (VOSI) list. These are vehicles that have outstanding fines and other offences
• Safety equipment that includes cordon equipment and first aid kits for roadside emergencies as well as alcohol breathalysers
• Communications unit which includes real time links between the field team and key contact points such as RTSA control centre, ZP traffic command and medical services