Police should crack-down on old vehicles

Dear Editor, With 4.3 percent of the 2,349 road accidents caused by vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions last year, police should crack a whip on drivers and taxi operators who have stubbornly refused to repair their vehicles.

Dear Editor,

With 4.3 percent of the 2,349 road accidents caused by vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions last year, police should crack a whip on drivers and taxi operators who have stubbornly refused to repair their vehicles.

In fact the noise the body  parts make is enough to show that some cars are supposed to be written off. The law is clear. No vehicle in dangerous mechanical condition is allowed to use our roads unless permitted by a competent authority.

But some of these vehicles are increasingly using our roads mostly  in the evening posing a danger to both passengers and other road users.

The other day when I was coming to town a vehicle rammed into the other because it had a faulty breaking system. But police is quiet about this.

Do these vehicles belong to traffic police? I am told in a neibouring country it is most traffic police who own DMCs which ply city roads. I wonder how these taxis pass technical tests at Remera.

Muhima

 

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