KAMPALA – Police have warned motorists against affixing sirens, coloured lights for ambulances and registration number plates on unauthorised vehicles.
According to Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, this creates unnecessary inconveniences to road users, as well as increasing the number of road crashes which endanger lives and properties.
“Hence forth, in the interest of further maintaining road safety aid and orderliness on our reads, the Uganda Police Force Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety wishes to reiterate our commitment to enforce traffic regulations so as to ensure the sister use of the roads. Section 33 (i) provides that any Person who uses or permits to be used on any road a motor vehicle, trailer or engineering plant while any registration plate or license affixed to it in In a prescribed manner is in any way obscured or is rendered or allowed to become not easily distinguishable by night or day,” Namaye said in a statement.
She added: “Sec.123 (v) provides that for purposes of this section. ‘Authorized emergency motor vehicle’ means a motor vehicle, trailer or engineering plant for the purpose of the Police. Fire Brigade, Ambulances, the military meter vehicles of the armed forces and such other motor vehicles, traders or engineering plant as may be designated by the Minister in consultation with the Chef Licensing Officer by the Statutory Order.”
Namaye appealed to all road users, especially to all motorists, to comply with all traffic regulations and to desist from acts of indiscipline as mentioned above.
“Once again, we appeal to the general public to co-operate with traffic police officers as they work to ensure compliance with these regulations,” she added.