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Zambia legislates for low-speed school zones

11 December 2020

Lower speed limits around Zambian schools and areas with high pedestrian flow have been introduced by the Zambian Government, following prolonged campaigning by the NGO Amend, a long-term FIA Foundation partner, and the Zambia Road Safety Trust.

The measures, which reduce speed limits in school zones and other areas of high pedestrian activity to 30km/h, were brought into lawnaugurated speed limit signage across ten Lusaka schools. The road safety legislation was introduced following a sustained multi-partner advocacy effort over several years including Amend, the Zambia Road Safety Trust, and political figures including the Mayor of Lusaka. A speed limit of 30km/h is internationally recommended for school zones and one of the key actions of the FIA Foundation's Manifesto 2030.

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