Letter to the Editor

RTSA grants road tax payment extension

Dear editor,
THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has given a grace period of 14 days within which motorists should acquire

motor vehicle and trailer licences (road tax) and road service licences for the third quarter 2017.
All motorists and public service vehicle operators have been given an extension of up to July 14, 2017 to pay for the required licences.
Therefore, there will be no enforcement of the validity of the said documents by RTSA and the Zambia Police until the stated grace period expires.
The Agency is providing this grace period to accommodate the licensing needs of all motorists in view of the role-out of RTSA’s new system – E-ZAMTIS to the outsourced partners, Zambia Postal Services (ZAMPOST) and Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC), as well as exploring other avenues for payment of road tax.
The role-out of the system will be completed in the shortest possible time. So far, 10 out the 55 outsourced partners have been connected.
However, the extension does not include the certificate of fitness and the test certificates as the two relate to roadworthiness and the safety of the vehicle.
RTSA hopes that the public will utilise the extension to comply with the law.
The Agency further wishes to urge motorists to renew and pay for motor vehicle and trailer licences in accordance with the provisions of the Road Traffic Act No 11 of 2002.
Head of public relations

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