Police Launch Crackdown On Unlicensed Vehicles

The Traffic Police Department has launched a crackdown on motorists and motorcycle riders operating without number plates and licences in Eastern Equatoria state.

Police Launch Crackdown On Unlicensed Vehicles
Traffic Police Sergeant Rosemary Iswaha Severio (L) speaking to Gurtong in Torit about the ongoing operation. [Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

By Peter Lokale Nakimangole

TORIT, 15 January 2014 [Gurtong] – Speaking to Gurtong in Torit, State Traffic Police Sergeant Rosemary Iswaha Severio, clarified that all Boda-boda operators and motor vehicle drivers whose plates have remained numberless together with their logbooks being expired have been targeted in the ongoing operation.

“There are also some Bodaboda or vehicles which have been stolen from Juba or anywhere in parts of the Country,” she clarified, “We gave notice since last year and we have been operating since last month.”

Police insist that the continuing operations was to persist for two month but unfortunately hindered by the recent violence in Juba which spread to other states.

In July 2013, the state Traffic Police launched a similar operation to crackdown motorists and motorcycle riders operating without Number Plates, Licenses and Log Books.

All those affected are directed to visit the Department of Traffic Police for the registration and to enable them obtain numbers plates and licenses apart from equally seeking procession of official insurance.

All those whose expiry dates of their respective licenses plus insurance to swiftly visit the concerned Department of Traffic Police for renewal of all the needed certificates.
The leader equally warned those that were violating traffic rules and regulations could be fined variedly depending on charges including side mirrors.

The Eastern Equatoria State Torit Boda Boda Association (TBBA) Management in collaboration with South Sudan National Bodaboda Association had in 2012 conducted registration of all motorists to obtain the green number plates for easy identification within Torit town.

The TBBA president, Mr. Asega Simaya Kenyi explained to Gurtong that the main objective was to enable the affected to acquire the newly introduced number plates’ so to allow them operate as riders.

The Association president clarified that the registration only targeted all Bodaboda within Torit capital but not outside saying those outside would be registered under different Boda Boda Association Management but all would be under the umbrella of the National Bodaboda Association’s Management.

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16/01/2014, 8:43 AM
 - Posted by nikki antonet bren
They must do that to lessen unregistered vehicles.
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