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93 Vehicles Impounded in City Operation

In a decisive move aimed at curbing road safety violations, the Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety seized 93 motor vehicles today across multiple stations in Kampala.

The targeted areas included Wandegeya, Katwe, Kabalagala, Kajjansi, Kawempe, Jinja Road, Kiira Division, Kiira Road, and CPS. The impoundments were a result of illegal sirens, roof lights, modified lights, and violations of one-way traffic regulations.

Michael Kananura, the Traffic Police spokesperson, emphasized the severity of these violations, stating, “Such violations not only endanger lives but also disrupt the orderly flow of traffic. “It is imperative for all drivers to adhere to the established rules and regulations to ensure the safety of all road users.”

According to the Traffic and Road Safety Act of 1998, with its subsequent amendments, the drivers of these impounded vehicles will be summoned to court. Their statements have been recorded as part of the legal process.

“We will continue these operations until all vehicles in violation are addressed,” added Kananura.

The police issued a stern warning to all owners and drivers of vehicles falling within the aforementioned categories.

Failure to comply with the regulations and rectify the illegal modifications could lead to further penalties, including impoundment.

This recent action highlights the ongoing efforts of authorities to enhance road safety and ensure compliance with traffic laws.

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Drivers and vehicle owners are urged to proactively ensure that their vehicles meet the required standards to avoid legal repercussions and contribute to a safer road environment.