Govt to introduce electronic traffic system to monitor police officers at roadblocks to stop corruption

Following concerns raised against police officers engaging in corruption at roadblocks, Government is set to introduce an electronic traffic system that will monitor police officers at roadblocks in a bid to stop corruption and ensure compliance with road rules.

The electronic surveillance system will also detect unlicensed drivers, unroadworthy vehicles, blacklisted vehicles and drivers as well as fake licences. Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo said ETMS can record accidents, generate dockets and gather statistics electronically. He said:

l want to take this opportunity to inform the nation of our plan to introduce electronic traffic management systems (ETMS), which is now at an advanced stage. ETMS is an integrated computerised traffic system, which curtails the opportunity for motorist and enforcement officers to negotiate terms for resolving traffic infringements. The system has the capacity to monitor activities of deployed traffic personnel throughout the country in real-time, detect unlicensed drivers, unroadworthy vehicles, blacklisted vehicles and drivers as well as fraudulently obtained licenses, among several other traffic-related issues.

Chombo also warned drivers not to speed this coming festive season.

More: Herald

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