Two Livingstone based unlicensed drivers have been convicted and banned from obtaining driver’s licence in Zambia for the next three years.
The two convicted by the Livingstone Magistrates’’ court were Cliff Chinkusu and Moses Mufungulwa both residents of Livingstone.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) acting senior public relations manager Fredrick Mubanga said the duo was convicted of the offence of driving a motor vehicle without driver’s licences contrary to section 56 of the Road Traffic Act Number 11 of 2002.
“RTSA has since effected the order of banning Mr Chinkusu and Mr Mufungulwa in engaging in any driving activities or attempting to obtain a driver’s license in the next three years, effective December 6, 2015 and December 30, 2015 respectively,” Mr Mubanga said.
He said the duo had been declared disqualified from obtaining a driver’s licence in Zambia for the stated period.
Mr Mubanga said RTSA welcomed the convictions and hoped the move would save as a good lesson to other unlicensed drivers illegally driving on the public roads.
The Agency warned motorists without driver’s licences to refrain from driving, as those found wanting would face the law. Mr Mubanga said the agency had embarked on an operation aimed at removing unlicensed drivers on the public roads.
“With the already scaled up enforcement operations aimed at removing all unlicensed drivers on the public roads, the Agency hopes that the scourge will reduce,” he said.