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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Transport Regulations

HI All, The following write ups were sent to me today by Sean Quinlan of Big Sky and in the ZNCC daily newsletter – Regards, Mike G
Feedback on the ZNCC meeting held on Wednesday, 12th Dec. between business, various law enforcement authorities, business and community organisations:
It was confirmed that the Ministry of Transport has appealed against the High Court ruling which set aside the need for motorists to carry fire extinguishers, triangles, etc.  Until the matter is heard in the Supreme Court in 2013, ALL the regulations in SI154 still apply.

The ZNCC meeting was very productive, with a number of senior representatives from government attending, including the VID, the Attorney General’s office and ZRP including Traffic. Many questions were answered constructively and in our opinion, excellent progress was made today to address concerns of the motoring public. The ZNCC is putting in place a structure for ongoing dialogue, with organisational support from Rob Kuipers of Swift/Unifreight and his team.
We came away from the meeting encouraged! We will continue to liaise with the various authorities to get the facts on issues affecting motorists, and will give feedback whenever we have anything useful to share
Published December 13 2012 (ZNCC Newsletter)
ZNCC yesterday successfully held an engagement dialogue with the country traffic police department. The purpose of the dialogue was map ways of reducing road carnage on the roads during this festive season as well as discussing the role and reasons for the traffic police department to put many road blocks on the roads.
Speaking at the occasion Snr Ass commissioner Chari said Business or The national economy can only move when the wheels of Industry and commerce are turning. Without transport there will be no production. Goods needs to be moved from point A to B, this includes raw materials, machinery, commuting public, finished goods and fuel. In the provision of Goods and services these vehicles contribute to accidents that claim some innocent lives some of which are breadwinners.
He noted that The absence of reliable Rail services has caused a strain on our road network due to the transportation of heavy loads on the infrastructure. The damage on the road infrastructure has in a big way contributed to the road carnage.
He noted that aim of police deployments on the roads are aimed at getting rid of the, Defective vehicles, Unroadworthy vehicles, Vehicles with tyres on cord, Non PSVs and Haulage Trucks that carry passengers for reward, Vehicles that do not comply with the provisions of the stated Legal provisions, Under qualified Drivers in terms of Age and Class of vehicles, Reduce Road Rage cases.
He said During the Festive period, the Command will be out in full force to check deployments as Managerial visibility has been proved to be a corruption reducer.
“All those members who would be caught engaging in corrupt activities will face immediate disciplinary and criminal measures before they are shown the exit from the Police Force”,he added.
“Our appeal to members of the public is that, anyone who has a genuine case against the members of the Police Force to approach the Member in Charge or Officer in Charge station, the Officer Commanding District, Officer Commanding Province until they get to the Commissioner General of Police if not satisfied by the services or help offered,” Chari advised

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