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Police to start impounding vehicles

Mar 10, 2014, 9:37 AM

The traffic police have said, beginning Wednesday 12 March 2014, drivers of vehicles which have not renewed their licence for 2014 will be prosecuted, if arrested.

This was announced by GRTS radio news, quoting police commissioner Fadia Jarju of the police mobile traffic unit.

Speaking over the week-end during the national radio station’s weekly traffic programme, the police commissioner responsible for motor traffic also declared that owners of vehicles impounded by the police will be required to pay a daily fine.

Commissioner Jarju further stated that unauthorized driving of vehicles with tinted glass violates police traffic regulations, and warned that anyone found wanting would face the full force of the law.

He advised owners of vehicles with factory-tinted glass to contact the ministry of the Interior in Banjul, without delay for appropriate advice.

Commenting on the use of motorbikes without wearing a helmet, Jarju said it is illegal and dangerous, and anyone arrested, including passengers given a lift, would be prosecuted.