Traffick Police in Kasungu on Monday, August 3, 2020 impounded 68 motor vehicles for various traffic offences.
The exercise was done to flush out all unroadworthy motor vehicles, impound all motor vehicles whose drivers are not complying with road traffic rules and also those motor vehicles operating without valid papers.
According to Kasungu Police Station Traffic Officer, Inspector Mathambeka Golozera, the exercise was done as one way of ensuring that road traffic rules are complied by the drivers.
He further said with the Convid-19 pandemic there are preventive measures which were put in place to be adhered to in terms of sitting capacity. He however bemoaned the laxity in some drivers who are not adhering to such preventive measures especially when they see that there are no traffic officers.
Golozera added that all motor vehicles with black numbers are not supposed to be operated as taxis unless owners of such motor vehicles register them with red numbers as per the requirement of the road traffic rules.
The drivers whose motor vehicles were impounded were charged to pay fines according to the nature of the offences and were issued with General Receipts.
Golozera has since warned motorist that such exercises will rigorously be conducted as one way of ensuring that drivers are in compliance with such measures and all road traffic rules.