Police warn unlicensed drivers

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Police have warned that they will not tolerate unlicensed drivers following the increase in accidents.      The Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Kabanda, the spokesperson for the traffic and road safety department said that cases of unlicensed drivers are on the increase as people buy vehicles and drive.

The call follows an incident on December 6 in Huye District where a man, who attempted to deviate after a traffic post, ended up involving in an accident although he and another person on board escaped with minor injuries.

Kabanda said that the driver of the vehicle registration numbers RAB 351A was later found to have now licence, neither a car logbook, insurance nor other documents.

“The person, who was driving the vehicle was asked to stop for usual traffic checks and control, that because he knew he had no document, he decided to speed off leading to an accident. Police is on the road to ensure people’s safety, which should be abided,” CIP Kabanda said.

The spokesperson advised the general public to utilise the available eased means to acquire a licence and always ensure that the vehicle has all the required documents before hitting the road.

“We are all bound by the responsibility to ensure the safety of the people on the road by respecting road safety standards.”

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