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Government Puts New Law to Fine Faulty Pedestrians

The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) has drafted a new directive that will penalise pedestrians who do not obey conducts of road safety, such as walking on the left side of a one-way road and crossing the streets properly.

The Authority has been drafting the directive for the past seven months following the coming into action of the amended regulation to control the traffic system in December 2016. The directive will be effective throughout the country starting from next year.

Although the regulation provides for the

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Transport Authority Implements Directive to Upgrade Cab Service

The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) has registered 2,700 cab owners in Addis Abeba within two months, since it issued the directive calling cab owners in the city to form share companies and import duty free vehicles that will replace the blue & white taxis.

The authority said the directive is not mandatory, but open for all who want to take part voluntarily.

Since the directive was issued on May 18, 2015, the authority has been announcing the arrangement and the original deadline which was on Wednesday, July 29,

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Ministry, INSA’s New Fleet Management System to Monitor, Control Freight Trucks

The Ministry of Transport (MoTr) in collaboration with the Information Network Security Agency (INSA) and the Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority (ERCA), is introducing a fleet management system to monitor and control trucks coming into and leaving the country.

The system mainly will be implemented in fleet vehicles that transport freight on the Ethiopia-Djibouti corridor. The Agency developed the application which uses General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), while the hardware is to be imported.

The system is to be

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