Police Continue Vehicle Impounding Operations; Over 1200 Vehicles Impounded

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Over 1200 vehicles have been impounded by police as part of a crackdown on vehicles in dangerous mechanical condition across the country.

According to the spokesperson of the Traffic and Road Safety Directorate, Superintendent of Police (SP) Michael Kananura, in a period between August 12 and 19, they carried out an operation specifically targeting vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions around the country, and several vehicles were impounded.

The traffic spokesperson, while addressing the media, warned that the operation will continue on various roads and highways across the country stating that many vehicles on Ugandan roads are in critical and dangerous mechanical conditions, and these are blamed for a number of accidents on the roads.

“Drivers without licences, those with permits out of class, and those with expired permits should be warned that our operations targeting them have also kicked off,” the spokesperson said.

“A vehicle can only be deemed to be in dangerous mechanical condition after being inspected and found to have failed to such an extent as to be a danger to the public if not immediately repaired,” he added.

SP Kananura said that in a period of one week, over 437 accidents were registered, of which 74 were fatal, 224 serious, and 124 minor.

This crackdown aims to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike, as these compromised vehicles pose a significant risk on the roads.

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