The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety in conjunction with the Inspectorate of vehicles (IOV) has intensified operations against illegal use of illegal sirens and flashlights on vehicles and motorcycles.
Police says that the errant motorists discharge high density lights causing more glare causing temporary blindness to other drivers.
It warns that drivers and motorists including boda boda riders who are found using emergency lights and sirens on roads illegally are being arrested and their vehicles/boda bodas confiscated and the suspects charged in court.
“Any repeated violations will lead to further court action under sec123 (5) &6 of the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998,”says Police.
This follows several concerns from the public that motorists including boda bodas with sirens and flashlights pose very serious danger to other road users while illegally using them.