EDITORâ€”On Monday, I was stopped by traffic officers at Kajjansi. I was told I had exceeded the 50km limit and was therefore speeding for that particular spot, according to their their speed gun. I was told to proceed to the police station just a few metres away to pick my speed ticket and I oblige
But after I had been given the ticket, I was told I could not take my vehicle away till I had paid the fine! They informed me that they were implementing an order from their boss whom I presume is the OC traffic. I bet this measure was because many drivers used to default on payment.
This left me puzzled. when did this practice of holding vehicles start? Is it legal? Why canâ€™t police improve their collection methods instead? Didnâ€™t police recently acquire equipment to detect defaulters by scanning number plates from a distance?
Is it legal for Police to hold vehicles?