Government has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders and eight ministries on the reduction of road fatalities and injuries as per United Nations Decade of action on road safety requirement. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director Zindaba Soko said reducing fatalities by 50 percent 2011-2020 is a mammoth task and requires multi-sectoral approach.
ZAMBIA Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has urged the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police Service to strengthen seat belt legislation in the country against motor vehicle occupants. ZRST chairperson Daniel Mwamba told the Lusaka Star in an interview that a research conducted by ZRST revealed that 49 percent of drivers and passengers in front seats did not wear seat-belts while on the road.
There was a time when the number of cars in Lusaka city was equal to the population of Malawi country wide. The present condition however, is pathetic for Zambian motorists as the country seems to have more cars vis-à-vis roads, causing never ending traffic jams and congestion. To help matters, the Zambian government launched the Pave Zambia 2000 Campaign, a project aimed at constructing more roads in the country.