Police launch crackdown on unauthorised LED lights on vehicles
Traffic officers across the country have been instructed to impound and charge motor vehicle/motorcycle owners who have illegally equipped lamps, modified illuminating lights, or flashing lights.
The National Police Service’s chief, Bruno Shioso, said in a statement that the modifications in vehicles are in violation of Section 55 of the Traffic Act (Cap 403), which specifies the requirements for lights on private, PSV and commercial vehicles, trailers, trucks, tuk-tuks, and motorcycles.
The NPS also singled out red lights, opaque rear lights, flickering lights, and LED illuminating bars as modifications that violate the regulations.
The police will also crack down on illegal sirens and red and blue lights.
‘The above are contrary to the requirements of the law thus endangering the lives of road users,” Shioso said.
“Through this, all vehicle owners are advised to adhere to the requirements of the law to avoid any inconveniences,” he added.
The NPS has also requested that owners of PSV, tour, and commercial vehicles ensure that their vehicles have valid licenses, including a Road Service Licence, Tour Service Licence, Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker, and PSV badge for the driver and conductor.