The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has made headways in its plans to install an intelligent transport system countrywide, RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko has said.
Mr Soko said the agency was in the process of procuring the system.
“We have made tremendous progress in our plan to install an intelligent transport system throughout the country. It is safe to say that at the moment we are in the procurement process,” Mr Soko said.
He also noted that the agency would soon commence the tendering process for the installation of the system.
“What we will be going into very soon is the tendering process to identify the consultants for this particular project,” he said.
Mr Soko explained that the main purpose of installing the traffic surveillance system in all highways across the county was to monitor traffic and reduce accidents on roads.
He observed that nearly every year the country had continued to record high cases of road traffic related accidents.
“As we said, this is meant to enhance the operations of the agency and also to monitor some careless drivers so as to reduce road traffic accidents, the highway traffic surveillance system will have E- check point and other applications which will ease the operation to the agency. As you may be aware, the country has recorded quite a number of road traffic accidents, so I think this will really be helpful,” he said.
Earlier this year RTSA had initiated the process of procuring CCTV to be installed on highways throughout the country.
Meanwhile, Mr Soko warned motorists to observe all the road traffic rules and regulations.
He said the agency would not tolerate any carelessness and illegality on the road.
“Our officers are everywhere and we will not tolerate any carelessness on the road, we urge motorists to be cooperative by doing the right thing,” he said.