The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety has warned drivers of sport cars especially Subaru owners within and out of Kampala city to respect road rules, short of which they risk arrests and penalties.
This caution was made by the directorate’s spokesperson Farida Nampiima while issuing a weekly report on traffic and road safety in the country.
According to police, most drivers of such car makes are fond to driving recklessly at a high speed which risks the life of other road users.
“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.
The law enforcement body pointed 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.
This also comes high on the heels following an outcry from the public especially on social media about some reckless drivers on city roads under the influence of sports cars.
They are normally accused 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.
“Therefore don’t risk to be caught off guard. the EPS ticket for overspending is shillings 200.000/= and is paid instantly,” Nampiima said.
This warning followed 314 crashes which police registered last week in which 55 were fatal and over 100 were seriously largely due to overspending and reckless driving.