10 March 2014

Gambia: Police Issue Ultimatum to Drivers

The Gambia Police Force (GPF) have issued an ultimatum to drivers to renew their licenses and regularise the documentation of their vehicles on or before Wednesday 12 March, 2014.

In a statement, the Police spokesperson, ASP David Kujabi, said this measure is in line with Section 7 (4) of the Motor Traffic Act, noting that all licenses issued last year had expired on 31st December 2013.

"The general public is hereby warned that by the above mentioned deadline, any vehicle found without valid license shall be dealt with accordingly under Section 22 (use of unlicensed vehicles) of the Act. The IGP is advising all vehicle owners to comply with these directives by settling all payments to avoid legal penalties. This may cause inconvenience for passengers and we therefore implore on them to be observant and avoid boarding vehicles that are unlicensed. We urge vehicle owners to ensure that all their vehicles are licensed," he concluded.

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