Police need to grasp new traffic rules

Police throughout the country need to familiarise themselves with the new Road Traffic Rules and Regulations as the enforcement agent.

NCD Metropolitan Commander, Perou N’Dranou, said at present he does not have a copy of the new road traffic laws.

N’Dranou said while the new Road Traffic Rules have come into effect on the 1st of June, police throughout NCD are still not familiar with it.

He understands police traffic officers are the only ones aware of the new laws.

N’Dranou said before police can enforce these laws, they must clearly understand it.

Responding to concerns raised on police abusing these new laws, the NCD police boss said they must follow the correct arrest procedures.

Once a driver is arrested for using his phone while driving, that phone will be taken off them as exhibit for the court.

But it is also crucial that whoever is arrested has evidence against them.

Charmaine Poriambep