Motorists caught without driving licenses on Christmas Day

31 Dec 2014 10:52am
WINDHOEK, 31 DEC (NAMPA) – The Windhoek City Police caught 25 motorists operating vehicles in the capital without their driver’s licenses on them on Christmas Day.
Ten (10) similar offenses were recorded by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) within the space of just four hours at several road blocks that same day.
Chief Abraham Kanime of the Windhoek City Police told Nampa on Tuesday that some of the drivers were apparently driving without their licences to avoid having them confiscated due to outstanding tickets and warrants of arrests.
Kanime said the City Police will be working on the ground throughout the festive season to make sure that traffic law transgressions such as driving without seat belts, driving under the influence of alcohol and others are dealt with.
“We have a dedicated team on the ground which is fighting against all these illegal activities that are being committed, especially during this festive season. All drivers must be warned,” said Kanime.
On Christmas Day alone in the capital city, there were eight cases of motorists operating vehicles without seat belts, nine unlicensed cars and six unregistered vehicles cars were also suspended from the road.
Other cases recorded include driving without a special permit, parking obstructions, using a learner license without supervision and improper usage of emergency warning light.