Drink At Your Own Risk! Traffic Police Revamps Fika Salama Operations Ahead Of Festive Season

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By Echonewsug

 

As the county gets into the festive season in a few days amidst increasing cases of Covid-19, the directorate of traffic and road safety has warned the general public against flouting Covid-19 guidelines as several people are planning to travel to the villages and upcountry to have a  good time with their loved ones during the festive season.

According to a statement released on 14 December 2020, Traffic police will revamp Fika Salama checkpoints and they will target offenders of all kinds to enforce the Covid-19 guidelines and other traffic rules. Read Full statement below;

”It is Christmas season and soon it ill be New Years Day. Traffic flow Will be heavy as people travel to their villages to celebrate while others will be doing business, This
season is characterized by excitement leading to recklessness on the road.”

The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety will revamp Fika Salama checkpoints and will target the following

  • Speeding, reckless and careless driving offences that are largely responsible for road carnage.
  • Incompetent drivers.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
  • Vehicles in dangerous mechanical condition.
  • Boda boda riders who flout traffic regulations.
  • Those who flout COVID 19 SOPS while on the road.
  • Checkpoints will be mounted at specific locations along the highways and they will be manned 24 hours.

Handling of offenders

  • All offenders committing serious offences will be taken to court.
  • The offence of failing to stop and obstructing police officers will attract automatic detention.
  • All offenders who fiout CoVID 19 SOPS should be handled over to CID for prosecution.

Enforcement of these guidelines Will be in accordance to the Traffic and Road safety Act 1998.”

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