Gambia police

The Gambia Police Force has announced a crackdown on unauthorised commercial foreign drivers as part of their road safety campaign.

“The GPF Mobile Traffic Department is conducting an enforcement programme targeting the use of commercial vehicles by foreign nationals and use of private vehicles for commercial purposes on public roads.

“This highly visible exercise which started on 16th May 2022 is necessitated by a marked increase in foreign nationals involved in driving commercial vehicles hence raising a security concern,” police said.

“The enforcement will ensure commercial vehicles are not driven by foreign nationals and private vehicles are not being used for commercial purposes in accordance with the law. 

“In addition, the situation of tricycles used as commercial taxes is also being reassessed by the Police high command. This is in line with the Motor Traffic Act and Regulations,” Police added.

“In this regard, all foreign nationals involved in driving commercial vehicles are urged to immediately desist from doing so. Likewise, individuals using private vehicles for commercial purposes are equally warned to desist from such practices as the law will be strictly applied on persons found wanting. 

“The cooperation and understanding of the general public is highly solicited,” Police continued.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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