By Nelson Manneh
The Gambia Police Force (GPF), cautions all foreign nationals involved in driving commercial vehicles, to desist from doing so immediately. The Police equally warn individuals using private vehicles for commercial purposes to desist from such practices, because the law will be strictly applied to those persons found wanting.
Police Spokesperson Superintending Lamin Njie said as part of Operation Road Safety initiated to curb road traffic accidents, the GPF’s Mobile Traffic Department is conducting an enforcement program targeting the use of commercial vehicles by foreign nationals and the 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 increased in foreign nationals involved in driving commercial vehicles, hence raising a security concern,” the Police stated.
Supt. Njie 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 Police said the situation of tricycles used as commercial taxes is also being re-assessed by the Police high command.
“This is in line with the Motor Traffic Act and Regulations. The cooperation and understanding of the public is highly solicited,” the Police said.