Traffic Police Commence Day Time Drunk-Driving Operations

Traffic police have commenced operations to arrest drivers under the influence of alcohol during the day.

On Thursday morning, help the reporter visited a number of roads within the city and witnessed operations mounted by traffic police led by Kampala Metropolitan Area Traffic police commander Norman Musinga.

“Many of them (drivers) were used to operations at night but this time round we decided to change our tactics, sales ” Musinga told this website.

“We shall interchangeably be mounting these operations between day and night so as to check on the culprits.”

According to the police commander; these operations will be on all roads, to make sure that every drunk driver is apprehended and penalized.

The day time operation will  be spread across all city roads according Norman Musinga

The day time operation will be spread across all city roads according to Norman Musinga

He also warned that despite the social media apps put in place to alert drivers of the drunk-drive operations, police would also deploy more tactics to get them.

“If we get you, you will be liable to a 2 hour detainment to allow you stabilize and then you will be fined Shs. 200,000 before release,” he warned.

Musinga went on to warn of some drivers who on arrest fight police officers, stressing these would be handled with a tougher arm of the law.

Along at Wandegeya traffic lights along Bombo road, over 10 traffic officers were seen stopping vehicles and drivers asked to take breathalyzer tests. Bodaboda riders too were not left out during the operation.

Bodaboda riders too were not left behind

Bodaboda riders too were not left behind

Speaking to ChimpReports, some of the drivers applauded traffic police for the day drunk-driving operations which they said would reduce on accidents.

“Drivers especially of small vehicles are on many occasions culprits to drink-driving and cause accidents. The operations will help to check on them,” said  Geoffrey Ssebuuma, a taxi driver.



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