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GENERAL ADVICE FOR ALL ROAD USERS BE FIT AND WELL

You have to be fit and well to use the road safely. If you are not feeling well, do not drive, and get help if you need to go somewhere. Do not use the road if you have been drinking alcohol or taking drugs to the extent that you are not fully in control of yourself. If you are taking any medicine ask your doctor for advice on whether you should drive

some medicines reduce alertness and come with warnings against driving or using dangerous equipment. BE RESPONSIBLE You have a duty to make every effort to avoid doing anything that might result in harm to others. This includes things that are known to be dangerous, such as speeding, drinking and driving, and overtaking at a bend.

You also have a responsibility to yourself and your family, so always wear your seat belt, or crash helmet if riding a motorcycle. CONCENTRATE Safe use of the road requires your full concentration, whether you are a driver or a pedestrian. Don’t let others distract you and you shouldn’t drive while eating, using a mobile phone, trying to read a map, or even tuning the radio.

BE CALM AND PATIENT Avoid getting angry about the bad behaviour of others. Never try to punish them. Be patient in traffic jams, and do not make things worse by trying to get ahead of those in front of you. Driving aggressively saves very little time, increases stress, pollutes the environment and increases wear and tear on the vehicle.

BE HELPFUL TO OTHERS If everyone follows the rules and is helpful to others driving will be more pleasurable and there will be fewer delays. Selfishness makes things worse for everyone and can be dangerous. You should behave towards other drivers, as you would like them to behave towards you.

PROTECT THE VULNERABLE You have a duty to assist and protect old people, the disabled, and children. Drivers of motor vehicles must take extra care when sharing the road with those who have little protection against injury such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

About DRTSS

The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) is a regulatory arm under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works. DRTSS is responsible for the regulation of the road transport industry through traffic law enforcement, development of polices, standards and practices; and provide civic education on road safety to all road users in order to ensure well-coordinated, efficient, reliable, sustainable and safe national road transport system.

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Contact infoOur Location and Phone Numbers

The Director,

Directorate of Road Traffic & Safety Services,

  P/Bag 257 Lilongwe

 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Tel: +265 1 756 138 ,

Cell; +265 995008482,

Toll Free; 4040.