“It is not the mandate of the Traffic Police to start controlling traffic for you to go and have lunch, or to go and have parties, wave jam for you to go and visit your girlfriends and boyfriends,” Nuwabiine said at a press briefing at the Naguru Police Headquarters Monday.
"We have started a joint operation involving the traffic police, Field Force Unit, and military police to crack down on those driving with impunity on roads, The operation will majorly focus on peak hours in the morning and evening. We want sanity to return to the roads," Nampiima said.
The decision is an outcome of discussions between the police leadership, the Finance Ministry and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to have at least a 10 per cent increment of the money that reverts to the force after it has been collected in road fines.
Without mentioning the exact date, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima told journalists on Monday they will soon start checking drivers and their conductors for COVID-19 vaccination cards.
“Since last week, we have so far impounded 1,393 and out of these, 624 were issued with Express penalty tickets, 289 riders were warned and left to go, 186 were taken to court and charged according to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 whil 295 motorcycles are still pending action at different police stations," Nampiima said.
Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Faridah Nampiima said despite the earlier warnings police gave to the public before elections, there was an increase in traffic offences committed on the roads in different parts of the country from Thursday during the presidential and parliamentary elections to Saturday after the final results declaration.