By Our Reporter
The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety has warned Subaru drivers within and out of Kampala city to respect road rules else will be arrested and paying a penalty of Shs200,000 worthy of the EPS ticket for overspending.
According to police, most Subaru drivers risk the lives of other road users when to they over speed
This caution was made by the directorate’s spokesperson Farida Nampiima while issuing a weekly report on traffic and road safety in the country.
“My friends the Subaru drivers, the speed limit in this country is 100kph anything beyond that is an offence. Therefore stand warned. If you’re caught driving recklessly, you will be charged accordingly,” Nampima said.
Police registered 314 crashes last week in which 55 were fatal and over 100 were seriously largely due to overspending and reckless driving.
The law enforcement body points out that Subaru drivers in Kampala and sports car fanatics under their groups are also fond of staging road races and car shows within the city suburbs and some roads which is contrary to the traffic rules.
The move also follows an outcry from the public who accuse the sports car fanatics of staging road shows especially on weekends and they tend to block the flow of traffic. When police arrives, they speed off to different directions.
Nampiima further enlightened drivers on specific speed limits depending on the type of roads and type of vehicle.
In built up areas, traffic rules indicate that the speed limit should be 50kmp, on a paved road is 100kph and on gravel it is 80kph.
Vans and pickup trucks that carry 3.5 tones and above have to move at 50kph in built up areas and 80kph and 60kph on paved and gravel respectively.