State might auction impounded vehicles

08 Dec 2015 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 08 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibian Government might auction off all vehicles impounded by City Police if the owners do not turn themselves or the drivers of such vehicles in to the police.
City Police Chief, Abraham Kanime is thus calling upon owners to come to the City Police headquarters to collect the fines payable or give the whereabouts of the drivers of their cars.
More than 70 vehicles of which most are taxis were confiscated by the City Police and are parked at the City Police office in Windhoek North.
The owners/drivers of those cars either fled accident scenes or were driving without the necessary documents.
“The first thing that most drivers do is run away from accident scenes. In most cases some run away because of outstanding warrants (of arrest). As a result, we have to impound the vehicles so that the owners can come to our office,” Kanime told Nampa on Sunday.
Some taxi owners rent out their public transport permits and this, according to Kanime, is illegal and creates a problem.
The Roads Authority, in accordance with the Road Transportation Act and Regulations Act 74,1977 - Act 31.(1) (f), stipulates that any person who holds a taxi licence or road carrier permit may not lease his or her permit to anyone.