RTSA orders re-test of 200 license applicants

The Road Transport and Safety Agency, RTSA has ordered for a re-test of 200 Driver License applicants for not following the procedure in obtaining Drivers Licenses between January and March 2016.

This is contained in a Press statement availed to Breeze News by RTSA Head of Public Relations, Fredrick Mubanga.

Mr. Mubanga says the move is pursuit to the provisions of section 68 of the Road Traffic Act No.11 of 2002, which allows the Director to revoke a person’s drivers licence if he or she appears to be so deficient in driving ability as to be a source of danger to the public, and if the licence holder fails to pass such test.

Mr. Mubanga says from the forgoing, the Agency has ordered for a retest of the said driver licence applicants and has withheld such Driver Licences from distribution.

He says the Driver Licence Cards will only be issued to the applicants upon undertaking a fresh driving test.

He further urged members of the public to follow the right procedure when accessing services from the RTSA adding that the agency has put in place corrective measures to address such challenges.

Mr. Mubanga adds that RTSA is currently implementing a project with TIZ, Transparency International Zambia to populate and publicise RTSA services to the general public to encourage members of the public to follow the right procedure.

And RTSA has warned members of the public that will be found impersonating RTSA Officers that they will be prosecuted according to the law.

Those that use agents will be made to restart the process of Driver Licence examination upon discovery of such dealings.

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