Truck drivers still use Swakop-Walvis B2 road

21 Dec 2017 14:30pm
WALVIS BAY, 21 DEC (NAMPA) - The police at Walvis Bay are appealing to truck drivers to adhere to the Ministry of Works and Transport’s temporary ban on the use of the B2 road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Erongo Regional Commander, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu made the appeal on Thursday when approached by Nampa regarding the fact that some truck drivers still use the road.
This is despite the annual appeal by the Ministry of Works and Transport for all vehicles above five tonnes to stop using the B2 road and instead, use the gravel road connecting Swakopmund to Walvis Bay behind Dune 7.
The ban is effective from 12 December this year until 19 January 2018, to decongest the B2 road and help prevent accidents over the festive season.
“They are clearly not complying with the request and we would once again like to remind them to kindly use the road behind Dune 7,” said Nelumbu.
The commissioner explained that it is tough for the police to enforce strict measures such as fines or warnings as there is no law they can base it on.
As such, no truck drivers have been fined or asked to use the other route since the appeal was issued earlier this month.
He said this is just a request which the police believe should be heeded by all truck drivers as responsible citizens.