THE Police in Masaka have launched a major crackdown on vehicles in poor mechanical condition. By last Friday, 40 vehicles had been de-registered.
THE Police in Masaka have launched a major crackdown on vehicles in poor mechanical condition.
By last Friday, 40 vehicles had been de-registered. The district traffic chief, Peter Kagina, said most of the vehicles had worn-out tyres, lacked seatbelts or were in a poor mechanical condition.
â€œThose deregistered will only get back their number plates after the owners repair them.â€
Kagina said the ongoing exercise would also target motorists with outstanding Police fines accrued from traffic offences.
He warned the drivers against breaking traffic rules and regulations, saying it was the major cause of accidents.
The other causes of road accidents, according to Kagina, are careless driving, speeding and over loading.
But most drivers attributed accidents to the poor state of roads in the district.
â€œIf the roads are not expanded and fixed to handle the big number of vehicles, the accidents will continue. It is not true that we, the drivers, deliberately cause accidents because we also have lives, which must be protected,â€ said Muhammad Kigozi.
40 cars netted in crackdown