Buses can reach destination if within 50Kms after 21 hours – RTSA, Police

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LUSAKA, 06th March, 2017 – The Minister of Transport and Communications issued Statutory Instrument (SI) number 76 on 28th October, 2016.

The SI restricts the movement of Public Service Vehicles and vehicles in transit between 21:00 hours and 05:00 hours.

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police wish to clarify that the Regulation does not apply to Public Service Vehicles on a local route within a local authority area. A local route is defined as a route within a local authority area or within a radius of fifty (50) Kilometres from the main post office or the local authority.


Therefore, any vehicle within the radius of fifty (50) Kilometres from the main post office or the local authority at 21:00 hours should be allowed to reach the destination.


The traveling public are urged to report through the RTSA toll free line 983 or ZP toll free line 991 any drivers or traffic officers contravening the provisions of the regulation.


However, any person who contravenes the provisions of the SI commits an offence and is liable upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding one thousand penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both.


Jointly issued by:

Frederick Mubanga               Esther Katongo

Head – Public Relations       Spokesperson

RTSA                                        Zambia Police


5 Responses to Buses can reach destination if within 50Kms after 21 hours – RTSA, Police

  1. What happens to vehicles say between Ndola and Luanshya distance of about 30km?

    Famous Kabwe
    March 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

  2. pls people lisen to me i have been telling u people since 10 years this buses r no good for africa the ones with 3 axel the back axel is no good it froces the bus out of the road in europe not many use them so stop useing it pls

    jay naik
    March 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm

  3. Total confusion.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    March 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm

  4. Kkkkkkkkk.good clarlification.i remember one time when a public passenger bus hard to sleep at Nakonde check point,from lusaka. 2km to the main bus station.forcing passengers to sleep in the bus.eish it was hectic

    March 7, 2017 at 3:41 am

  5. Freedom of movement trampled on. The issue here is deeper than restricting vehicles movements after 21 hrs. Poor governments always resort to punitive measures rather than long lasting solutions. Look at the road infrastructure first. The PF just saw an opportunity to collect revenue from those breaking the curfew…..it is not about saving lives.

    March 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

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