Police issues fresh warning as motorists defy Covid-19 guidelines

Last month, Police outlined new measures to ensure compliance and easy identification of errant violators.
RNP spokesperson CP John Bosco Kabera. Photo: Courtesy

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has warned of “severe actions” to motorists, who continue to violate government orders meant to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and disregarding instructions given to them by police officers enforcing the directives.

The warning comes after the Traffic and Road Safety department released a new list of 87 motorists, who violated the directives especially moving beyond 9p.m, since July 27, and worse still drove or rode away refusing to go where Police officers directed them.

 

This brings the number of motorist violators to 657 since April.

 

At least 331 motorists have since reported to the police voluntarily.

 

RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera warned that violators will be located and penalised accordingly.

“Every bit of the government directives must be respected, including being home by 9p.m. In case you are found in any violation, respect police officers, abide and go where they tell you to go,” Kabera said.

He observed that when you run away, particulars left behind will help the police to look for you and ensure that you are penalised.

Last month, RNP outlined new measures to ensure compliance and easy identification of errant violators.

Among the measures is digital registration of all violators so as to track their violation records.

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