9 drivers convicted for violating Traffic Act
By Cherno Omar Bobb
The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on Monday convicted and sentenced 9 commercial drivers to one month in prison each for violating the Traffic Act.
According to the statement of offence, the convicts failed to display the tariff contrary to Section 4 of the Traffic Act Cap 70.03 Vol. VII laws of The Gambia.
The particulars of offence stated that the drivers on the 1st day of February 2023 at Cooperative Junction drove their vehicles without displaying the tariff thereby committed an offence.
34 drivers are charged in total. Proceedings continue today, Tuesday.
A source familiar with the matter told The Point that The Gambia Police Force deployed 160 undercover officers to monitor and apprehend drivers for violating traffic regulations (over charging passengers the stated tariff.)
Our source added that despite the fact that Government has increased the tariff fares, drivers are not abiding by it and are charging above the agreed tariff.