COMMUTERS’ WELCOME MOBILE POLICING VEHICLES

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By NATION REPORTER

THE Commuters Right Association of Zambia has welcomed the deployment of Mobile Policing Vehicles (MPVs) by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).

Commuters Right Association of Zambia president, Aaron Kamuti said the MPVs was a welcome move as it would   crack down on overdue speed fines and other traffic offences.

He encouraged drivers to ensure they were on the side of the law and do the right thing by observing traffic rules at all times.

“As Commuters Right Association we welcome this move and I would like to take this opportunity not to wait for law enforcement agencies to crack the whip but ensure they observe traffic rules,” Mr Kamuti said.

RTSA head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga has said by using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology embedded in the MPVs, offenders would be stopped and pulled over to be charged on the spot and issued with a traffic offence report and notice of intended prosecution.

Mr Mubanga said that by using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology embedded in the MPVs, offenders would be stopped and pulled over to be charged on the spot and issued with a traffic offence report and notice of intended prosecution.

He said in a notice to public that the MPVs team would also be on the look-out for other offences including expired road tax, drinking and driving and excessive speeds.

An MPV is a fully equipped enforcement vehicle with an inbuilt system that includes camera unit which detects and captures vehicles that have outstanding fines and other offences.

The vehicle also has safety equipment that includes cordon equipment and first aid kits for roadside emergencies as well as alcohol breathalysers and 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.

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