Eng. Manyele says this goes to show how committed RDA prioritizes issues of road safety on Public roads.
“We are now working at the design stage of our roads to incorporate measures where speed is calmed particularly in the urbanized section of the road right from the design stage and by the time when we get to construction and operation, the road safety profile of the road is already enhanced,” he said.
Eng. Manyele said this in an interview during the commemoration of the United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week whose them is “Managing Speed”.
He said there had been calls to provide better facilities for non-motorized traffic and these features were now being incorporated, a move he said was aimed at embracing and accommodating non-motorized traffic.
Meanwhile, Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), RDA, Zambia Police and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) lined up several activities including, installation of road signs and road side sensitization against vandalism of road furniture.