ROAD TRAFFIC ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Road Traffic Act (Commencement) Order, 2004

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Operating Time) Notice, 2005

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Speed Limiter) Regulations, 2006

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (General Speed Limit Regulations, 2006

Road Traffic Act (Blood and Breath Alcohol Content) (Prescription) Regulations, 2007

Road Traffic (Fees) Regulations, 2008

Road Traffic (Marking) Regulations, 2009

Road Traffic (Chevron Signs) Regulations, 2009

Road Traffic (School Traffic Wardens) Notice, 2009

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 2013

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER, 2004

[Section 1]

Arrangement of Paragraphs

   Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Commencement of Act 15 of 2002

SI 61 of 2004.

 

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic Act (commencement) order, 2004.

 

2.   Commencement of Act 15 of 2002

The Road Traffic Act, 2002 shall come into operation on the date of the publication of this Order.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (OPERATING TIME) NOTICE, 2005

[Sections 119 and 233]

Arrangement of Notices

   Notice

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Restriction of hours of operation of public service vehicles etc.

      SCHEDULE

SI 65 of 2005.

 

1.   Title

   This Notice may be cited as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Operating Time) Notice, 2005.<PW:"Heading #1",2,2,Popup> This Notice shall come into effect on the expiration of a period of 30 days after the date on which it is published in the Gazette.')261

 

2.   Interpretation

In this Notice unless the context otherwise requires–

“Act” means the Road Traffic Act, 2002;

“Agency” means the Road Transport and Safety Agency;

“public service vehicle” means any motor vehicle or trailer used for conveying passengers or goods for reward.

 

3.   Restriction of hours of operation of public service vehicles etc.

   (1) No person shall drive or operate a public service vehicle specified in the Schedule on a public road from 20:00 hours in the night to 05:00 hours in the morning.

   (2) Any person who drives or causes or permits any person employed by the person or subject to that person’s orders to drive a public service vehicle or truck and trailer during the hours specified in subparagraph (1) commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to the penalty specified in section 225 of the Act.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 3]

VEHICLES WHICH SHALL NOT BE OPERATED ON A PUBLIC ROAD FROM 20:00 HOURS TO 05:00 HOURS

1.   Intercity or Town passenger carrying public service vehicles.

2.   Trucks and trailers.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (SPEED LIMITER) REGULATIONS, 2006

[Section 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Requirement to fit speed limiter on public service vehicles

   4.   Inspection of speed limiter

   5.   Offences and penalties

Act 11 of 2002,

SI 19 of 2006.

 

1.   Title

   These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Speed Limiter) Regulations, 2006.311

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires–

“speed limiter” means a device fitted into a public service vehicle to prevent such vehicle from exceeding a prescribed speed limit.

 

3.   Requirement to fit speed limiter on public service vehicles

   (1) Every public service vehicle which is authorised to carry passengers or goods shall be equipped by the owner of the vehicle with a speed limiter capable of regulating the speed of the motor vehicle.

   (2) The owner or person in charge of the public service vehicle shall at all times maintain the speed limiter in good working order.

 

4.   Inspection of speed limiter

A driver or person in charge of a public service vehicle shall, on demand by a road traffic officer in uniform or a police officer, authorise such officer to inspect the speed limiter referred to in Regulation 3.

 

5.   Offences and penalties

Any driver or person in charge of a public service vehicle who–

      (a)   contravenes the provisions of Regulation 3; or

      (b)   obstructs a road traffic officer in uniform or a police officer in the performance of duties under Regulation 4; or

      (c)   in any way interferes with a speed limiter fitted on a public service vehicle;

commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction to a fine not exceeding 1,000 penalty units or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months, or to both.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (GENERAL SPEED LIMIT REGULATIONS, 2006

[Sections 148 and 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Speed limits for public service vehicle carrying passengers

   4.   Speed limits for public service vehicle carrying goods

   5.   Offences and Penalties

SI 55 of 2006.

 

1.   Title

   These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (General Speed Limit) Regulations, 2006.351

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires–

“inter city route” means a route whose final destination point lies outside the confines of a local route and falls within another local authority area;

“local authority” means a city council, municipal council or district council established under the Local Government Act;

“local route” means a route within the confines of a local authority area or within a radius of 50 kilometres from the main post office of the local authority; and

“peri-urban route” means a route whose final destination point is outside the confines of a local route.

 

3.   Speed limits for public service vehicle carrying passengers

   (1) Notwithstanding any other Regulations, every driver of a public service vehicle which is authorised to carry passengers shall not exceed the speed limit specified in sub-regulations (2) to (4).

   (2) Any person who drives a public service vehicle with a seating capacity of up-to 25 passengers shall not exceed a speed of 65 kilometres per hour when operating on a local route.

   (3) Any person who drives a public service vehicle with a seating capacity of between 26 to 35 passengers shall not exceed a speed of 80 kilometres per hour when operating on a peri urban route.

   (4) Any person who drives a public service vehicle with a seating capacity of 36 and above passengers shall not exceed a speed of a hundred kilometres per hour when operating on an inter city route.

 

4.   Speed limits for public service vehicle carrying goods

   (1) Notwithstanding any other Regulations, every driver of a public service vehicle which is authorised to carry goods shall not exceed the speed limits specified in sub-regulation (2).

   (2) Any person who drives a public service vehicle carrying goods–

      (a)   shall not exceed a speed of 65 kilometres per hour when operating on a local route; and

      (b)   shall not exceed a speed of 80 kilometres per hour when operating on an inter city route.

 

5.   Offences and Penalties

Any person who contravenes the provisions of these Regulations commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction to a fine not exceeding 1,000 penalty units or to imprisonment for a period of three months, or to both.

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (BLOOD AND BREATH ALCOHOL CONTENT) (PRESCRIPTION) REGULATIONS, 2007

[Section 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Prescription of blood and breath alcohol content

   4.   Revocation of S.I. No. 66 of 2005

SI 102 of 2007.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Blood and Breath alcohol Content) (Prescription) Regulations, 2007.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“Act” means the Road Traffic Act, 2002; and

“Agency” means the Road Transport and Safety Agency.

 

3.   Prescription of blood and breath alcohol content

For the purposes of section 158 of the Act, a person arrested for an offence under section 156 or 157 and who upon examination is found to have a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.8 milligrammes per mililitre or 80 miligrams or alcohol per 210 litres of breath shall be deemed to have been under the influence of intoxicating liquor, to such an extent as to have been incapable of having proper control of a motor vehicle, at the time when in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or when the person was driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road.

 

4.   Revocation of S.I. No. 66 of 2005

The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Blood Alcohol Content) (Prescription) (Regulations, 2005, are hereby revoked.

ROAD TRAFFIC (FEES) REGULATIONS, 2008

[Section 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Prescribed fees

   3.   Fees under other Regulations to cease to apply

      SCHEDULE

SI 38 of 2008.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Fees) Regulations, 2008.

 

2.   Prescribed fees

The fees set out in the Schedule to these Regulations shall be payable for the licences, certificates and other matters specified therein.

 

3.   Fees under other Regulations to cease to apply

For the avoidance of doubt, any fees prescribed by any other Regulations for the licences, certificates and other matters specified in the Schedule to these Regulations shall cease to have effect from the commencement of these Regulations.

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

PRESCRIBED FEES

 

 

Fee Units 

1. DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND SCHOOLS 

 

 

(a) Iinstructor licence 

480 

 

(b) Driving school licensee 

1200 

 

(c) Test of competence for instructor’s licence 

400 

 

(d) Variation of licence 

400 

2. TEST CERTIFICATES 

 

 

(a) Appeal to the Director 

192 

 

(b) Duplicate test certificate 

96 

 

(c) Vehicle examination 

192 

3. CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS 

 

 

(a) Examination of motor vehicle 

156 

 

(b) Examination of trailer 

156 

 

(c) Re-examination of motor vehicle 

156 

 

(d) Re-examination of trailer 

156 

 

(e) Duplicate of any document prescribed in Regulations 

78 

 

(f) Certificate of Fitness 

156 

 

(g) Appeals to the Director 

260 

4. ISSUANCE OF DRIVING LICENCE 

 

 

(a) Photograph for driving licence 

130 

 

(b) Provisional driving licence 

216 

 

(c) Driving licence (original) 

433 

 

(d) Duplicate driving licence 

433 

 

(e) Renewal of driving licence 

364 

 

(f) Extension of driving licence by endorsement 

364 

 

(g) Driving test 

260 

 

(h) Public service vehicle (PSV) licence (Original) 

433 

 

(i) Renewal of public service vehicle (PSV) licence 

364 

 

(j) Appeals to the Director 

260 

 

(k) Appeals to the Tribunal 

325 

5. INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMITS AND DRIVING TEST 

 

 

(a) International driving permit 

240 

 

(b) Driving test 

320 

6. PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (PSV) LICENSING AND USE 

 

 

(a) Application for road service licence 

240 

 

(b) Road service licence and endorsement of a road service licence or variation of the terms and conditions thereof (other than the addition or deletion of a vehicle as an authorised vehicle) per 12 months of validity or part thereof 

480 

 

(c) Road service licence (short-term)- taxicab 

523 

 

(d) Road service licence (long-term)- taxicab 

523 

 

(e) Road service licence (short-term)- small bus (less than or equal to 36 seats) 

523 

 

(f) Road service licence (long-term)- small bus (less than or equal to 36 seats) 

523 

 

(g) Road service licence (short-term)- large bus (more than 36 seats) 

523 

 

(h) Road service licence (long-term)- large bus (more than 36 seats) 

523 

 

(i) Road service licence(short-term)-light truck (less than or equal to 3500 kg) 

523 

 

(j) Road service licence (long-term)- light truck (less than or equal to 3500 kg) 

523 

 

(k) Road service licence (short-term)- heavy truck (more than 3500 kg) 

523 

 

(l) Road service licence (long-term)- heavy truck (more than 3500 kg) 

523 

 

(m) Vehicle authorised in a road service licence per 12 months of validity of road service licence 

240 

 

(n) Substituted vehicle for validity of full or short-term road service licence for validity of full or short-term road service licence 

960 

 

(o) New PSV driver’s badge 

240 

 

(p) PVS driver’s badge-duplicate only 

240 

 

(q) Identify certificate and endorsement of identity certificate 

560 

 

(r) Duplicate identity certificate 

560 

 

(s) Cross border permit 

2888 

 

(t) Appeal to Tribunal 

3200 

7. REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

 

 

   (2) For vehicles other than motor vehicles or trailers 

 

 

(a) Transfer of motor vehicle licence 

78 

 

(b) Duplicate vehicle licence 

78 

 

(c) Duplicate licence 

78 

 

   (3) For motor vehicles and trailers 

 

 

(a) Registration book 

723 

 

(b) Duplicate registration book 

723 

 

(c) Temporary registration card 

433 

 

(d) Registration change of ownership 

723 

 

(e) Appeals to Director 

260 

 

(f) New vehicle registration mark 

1177 

 

(g) Personalised registration mark (per mark, minimum 2) 

27778 

 

(h) Examination of motor vehicle 

156 

 

(i) Examination of trailer 

156 

 

(j) Re-examination of motor vehicle 

156 

 

(k) Re-examination of trailer 

156 

 

(l) Assignment of registration mark which is not currently in use 

6500 

 

(m) Assignment of registration mark which is currently in use 

455 

 

(n) Re-registration of motor vehicle with a current Zambian Registration mark 

3250 

 

(o) Change in registration particulars (for each change) 

195 

 

(p) Release of information prescribed in Regulations made 

ROAD TRAFFIC (MARKING) REGULATIONS, 2009

[Section 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Requirement to place marking on heavy vehicle or trailer

   4.   Offence and penalty

SI 94 of 2009.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Marking) Regulations, 2009.181

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the content otherwise requires–

“heavy vehicle” has the meaning assigned to it in the Act;

“marking” means a retro-reflective rectangular strip, or a series of retro-reflective strips, placed on a heavy vehicle or trailer, in a manner that identifies the entire length and width of the heavy vehicle or trailer when viewed from the side or rear of the heavy vehicle or trailer; and

“trailer” means any vehicle that has no independent motive power of its own and that is drawn, or is designed to be drawn, by a motor vehicle, but excludes a side car attached to a motor-cycle or a farm implement that is not constructed or adapted for the conveyance of goods or a burden of any description.

 

3.   Requirement to place marking on heavy vehicle or trailer

   (1) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall place a marking on the heavy vehicle or trailer.

   (2) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall, at all times, maintain themarking in good working order and retro-reflectivity.

   (3) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall, on demand by a road traffic officer or a police officer, authorise the officer to inspect the marking on the heavy vehicle or trailer.

 

4.   Offence and penalty

A person who contravenes Regulation 3, commits an offence and is liable, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding 1,000 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both.

ROAD TRAFFIC (CHEVRON SIGNS) REGULATIONS, 2009

[Section 233]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Requirement to place marking on heavy vehicle or trailer

   4.   Offence and penalty

SI 95 of 2009.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Chevron Signs) Regulations, 2009.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the content otherwise requires–

“Chevron sign” means a retro-reflective strip, or a series of retro-reflective strips, arranged in a chevron pattern on the rear of a heavy vehicle or trailer;

“heavy vehicle” has the meaning assigned to it in the Act;

“trailer” means any vehicle that has no independent motive power of its own and that is drawn, or is designed to be drawn, by a motor vehicle, but excludes a side car attached to a motor-cycle or a farm implement that is not constructed or adapted for the conveyance of goods or a burden of any description.

 

3.   Requirement to place marking on heavy vehicle or trailer

   (1) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall place a marking on the heavy vehicle or trailer.

   (2) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall, at all times, maintain the chevron sign in good working order and retro-reflectivity.

   (3) An owner or a person in charge of a heavy vehicle or trailer shall, on demand by a road traffic officer or a police officer, authorise the officer to inspect the chevron sign on the heavy vehicle or trailer.

 

4.   Offence and penalty

A person who contravenes Regulation 3, commits an offence and is liable, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding 1,000 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both.

ROAD TRAFFIC (SCHOOL TRAFFIC WARDENS) NOTICE, 2009

[Sections 172 and 233]

Arrangement of Notices

   Notice

   1.   Title

   2.   Appointment of school traffic wardens

   3.   Prescription of uniform for school traffic wardens

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

SI 96 of 2009.

 

1.   Title

This Notice may be cited as the Road Traffic (School Traffic Wardens) Notice, 2009.201

 

2.   Appointment of school traffic wardens

The persons whose names are set out in the First Schedule to this Notice are hereby appointed as school traffic wardens, for three years, in respect of the schools set out in the Schedule.

 

3.   Prescription of uniform for school traffic wardens

A school traffic warden shall wear a uniform prescribed in the Second Schedule to this Notice.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 2]

SCHOOL TRAFFIC WARDEN

 

Wardens 

Schools 

Name 

Gender 

NRC 

School 

Town 

1. Ben Sishekanu 

254530/82/1 

Lusaka Central 

Lusaka 

2. Simubali Munkombwe M 

439966/11/1 

Lusaka Central 

Lusaka 

3. Humphrey Mulenga 

173280/46/1 

South End 

Lusaka 

4. Michael Mulenga 

264800/16/1 

South End 

Lusaka 

5. Baldwin Kasama 

130362/45/1 

South End 

Lusaka 

6. Powell Sibalwa 

202748/76/1 

Lake Road PTA 

Lusaka 

7. Mary Chikula 

394150/11/1 

Lake Road PTA 

Lusaka 

8. Chama Chishala 

800035/11/1 

Lake Road PTA 

Lusaka 

9. Obinos Hibbali 

211188/75/1 

Lake Road PTA 

Lusaka 

10. Mbozi C. Mbozi 

640312/11/1 

Lords Way Nursery 

Lusaka 

11. Alport Mtonga 

117459/51/1 

Makeni Ecumenical 

Lusaka 

12. Stead Makungu 

175715/17/1 

Yotam Muleya 

Lusaka 

13. Gift Siankamu 

101841/79/1 

Yotam Muleya 

Lusaka 

14. Florence Mulongwe 

199743/82/1 

Mary Queen of Peace 

Lusaka 

15. Emlia Mwanza 

825142/11/1 

Mary Queen of Peace 

Lusaka 

16. Prisca Mutale 

821158/11/1 

Mary Queen of Peace 

Lusaka 

17. Morsty Hamabuyu 

166029/15/1 

Libala High School 

Lusaka 

18. Kamuzyu Banda 

209054/16/1 

Chiboolya Basic 

Lusaka 

19. Pasia Phiri 

288968/11/1 

Mwize Kidergarten 

Lusaka 

20. Jaclyn Kachinga 

118901/12/1 

Chibelo Basic 

Lusaka 

21. Brian Simonda 

727766/11/1 

Tunduya Basic 

Lusaka 

22. Juliet Chinzewe 

667841/11/1 

Tunduya Basic 

Lusaka 

23. Patience Chewe 

208002/68/1 

Fairyland Nursery 

Lusaka 

24. Yandikani Tembo 

653735/11/1 

Nkhwazi Primary 

Lusaka 

25. Alfred Kalunga 

225714/61/1 

Nkhwazi Primary 

Lusaka 

26. Arnold Tamba 

896976/11/1 

Yasheni Orphanage 

Lusaka 

27. Jerome Tembo 

205944/75/1 

SOS Children’s Village 

Lusaka 

28. Maureen F Mwewa 

281865/66/1 

SOS Children’s Village 

Lusaka 

29. Nason Silungwe 

151466/41/1 

SOS Children’s Village 

Lusaka 

30. Grace Mpolokoso 

306962/67/1 

Bright Stars Nursery 

Lusaka 

31. Joseph Mulenga 

657050/ll/i 

Gospel Outreach Academy 

Lusaka 

32. Fanwell Siachalema 

231648/73/1 

Gospel Outreach Academy 

Lusaka 

33. Loveness Nguluwe 

981668/11/1 

Gospel Outreach Academy 

Lusaka 

34. Reign Simbuta 

560536/11/1 

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