The Sunday Mail
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development is finalising a digital traffic monitoring system that will track delinquent drivers.
Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona this week told the national assembly, during a question and answer session, that the system is designed to record, identify and penalise motorists who disregard road rules.
He said they are in the process of ensuring that all entities that deal in vehicle records, including the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) and Central Vehicle Registry (CVR), are synchronised before rolling out the system.
“I am glad to announce to this House that we have what we call the Zimbabwe Management Transport Information System (ZIMTIS), which is trying to consolidate so that the moment you pass through a red robot that number is captured and the Vehicle Theft Squad will know that so and so has passed through a red robot,” said Minister Mhona.
The system is being built by developers from the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services. It is being considered a priority project.
Authorities are concerned over the driving conduct of some Zimbabwean motorists, prompting Government to adopt new technology in a bid to curb dangerous driving.
According to the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, the country loses about 1 800 lives to road traffic accidents while about 30 000 people are injured annually.