Fast Track Court Convicts 44 Motorists
The bulk of the convicts were for alcohol related offences that may send shivers to the bulk of nocturnal riders that pack the city on weekends.
Below is the full statement by the institution:
THE Lusaka Fast Track court on Traffic offences has convicted 44 motorists for various traffic offences in one court session.
The court has convicted 11 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and 14 for dangerous driving contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The other convictions are that of careless driving, driving unregistered motor vehicle and obstruction of roadway.
Among those convicted is Mr Ernest Jere, a Public Service Vehicle driver of Lusaka.
Magistrate Fydes Hamaundu has sentenced Mr Ernest Jere to 7 months simple imprisonment for Driving under the influence of alcohol contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The court also convicted and fined Mrs Debby Lungu 45, of Lusaka for Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol contrary to section 157 (1) of the road traffic act No. 11 of 2002 of the laws of Zambia.
Mrs. Lungu has become the second female motorists to be convicted for Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol beyond the permissible limit of 0.38mg Breath Count.
Las week the Road Transport and Safety Agency and the Judiciary signed a Memorandum of Understanding to roll out the Fast Track Courts on Traffic Offences.
The signing of this MoU is aimed at reducing road carnage through the prosecution of road traffic offenders thereby deterring would be offenders.
The Fast Track courts have also proved to be a good vehicle to use in changing the bad driver attitude and behaviour on public roads.
The Agency is high on alert to screen all motorists and ensure that no motorist flout road traffic regulation.
We advise all motorists to adhere to road traffic regulation as those who will be found wanting will face the wrath of the law.
ACTING SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER