Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

26 April 2014

Tanzania: Police Impound Vehicles With Missing Indicator Lights

Kibaha — A TOTAL of 15 commuter buses have been impounded by Police in Kibaha Municipality, Coast Region, for not having all indicator lights functioning, Regional Traffic Officer (RTO), Nassoro Sisiwayah revealed.

According to RTO Sisiwayah, his department is embarking on a campaign to identify vehicles with indicators lights that do not function.

"We launched this campaign last night along Morogoro Road starting with commuter buses. We will ensure that the drivers fix the indicator lights before their vehicles are released," he said.

He went on to say, "When a vehicle operates with only one indicator light in good order, it is very risky as the vehicle in the dark can be mistaken for a motorcycle."

RTO Sisiwayah reminded vehicle owners to ensure that their indicator lights function properly, "When we detain a vehicle, it is time wasted, not only for the owner but for passengers as well," he said, adding that the campaign will be extended to other parts of the region.

The RTO said his department has received a modern speed radar with a camera installed: "We are very thankful to receive this expensive, modern camera," he said, explaining that the camera can record engine speed, as speeding is not always displayed on the speedometer.

He pointed out that traffic hold ups at Maili Moja weighbridge had eased and the congestion will reduce further after Vigwaza Weighbridge is completed.

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