Zambia launches “name and shame” campaign for road traffic offenders

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Zambia’s road safety agency on Friday said it intends to embark on a “name and shame” campaign in which all convicted traffic offenders’ names will be published in the media as a deterrent to others.

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) said the campaign is part of other options the agency was embarking on to reduce on road carnages in the country.

Mukela Mangolwa, the road safety agency’s public relations manager, said names of convicted traffic offenders will be published in the media as a deterrent to others.

He said in a statement that dangerous driving had continued to be the leading offense among motorists.

The road safety agency has come up with a Fast Track Court where road traffic offenders are taken for speedy trial.

According to the official the Fast Track Court in Lusaka, the country’s capital, recorded a reduction in the number of convictions in traffic offense in the first week of June.

Figures show that only 25 motorists were convicted out of 57 cases reported.

 

– XINHUA

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