Report hit and run drivers: NamPol

01 Mar 2016 13:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 01 MAR (NAMPA)- Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana Region, Warrant Officer Thomas Aiyambo has urged passengers and other road users who witness accidents to take note of car model, colour and number plate of an involved vehicles.
He said this in a press release on Monday.
According to Aiyambo, there have been several reports of hit and run road accidents in Oshana Region, which have made it difficult for the police to take necessary action.
“These reports are becoming rife now and drivers are starting to make a habit of running away after causing an accident, in avoidance of the consequences,” Aiyambo said.
He urged witnesses and victims of hit and run accidents to notify the police immediately after the accident.
A hit and run accident is an illegal driving movement where an individual contributing to an accident fails to stop and identify him or herself afterwards.
Instead of going through the required post accident process, the perpetrator or individual possibly liable for the collision simply drives away. This is deemed a crime and is highly punishable.
Such an incident was reported to the police about two weeks ago, in which the perpetrator involved in a deadly accident fled the scene.
Aiyambo warned such perpetrators that failure to identify themselves might lead to a number of severe legal consequences, including the suspension or cancellation of a driver’s license, imprisonment or excessive fines.