Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba checking the validity of a security disk on a vehicle.
Government has noted that there is reduced compliance by motorists in the payment of Road Tax and traffic rules and regulations.
And, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba will be launching an intensive countrywide traffic law enforcement exercise dubbed “Operation Compliance” aimed at increasing compliance to road traffic rules and regulations.
Road Transport and Safety Agency -RTSA – head – Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga disclosed this in a statement to Tv2 News.
Mr Mubanga says the Minister will lead a joint team of Police and Road Transport and Safety Agency traffic officers on the Copperbelt and other parts of the country to conduct road traffic law enforcement on road worthiness, compliance to Road Tax and other raffic rules and regulations.
He says the two weeks intensified traffic enforcement operation, will be effected on January 15, 2017 after the expiry of the 14 days grace period.
RTSA has granted to motorists a 14 days grace period to acquire motor vehicle, trailer licences and Road Service Licences for the year 2017.
Mr Mubanga says the agency hopes that the public will utilise the extension to renew and pay for motor vehicle and trailer licences for the year 2017 in accordance with the provisions of the Road Traffic Act Number 11 of 2002.
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