JOINT SECURITY AGENCIES TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL NUMBER PLATES

As the Joint Security Agencies, we want to use this opportunity to warn passengers about drivers of taxis and bodas who use fake number plates, which are fixed on the empty plate, to enable them carry out robberies and go undetected. After the commission of the crime or robbery, they remove the fake number plates and dispose them.

It therefore, becomes difficult to trace for the wanted car with fake number plates under the Automated Number Plate Recognition System. Our task teams and traffic officers, are now required to routinely check registration plates to confirm if they are genuine. Cloned plates are used by criminal to disguise its identity, hide the fact that it is stolen or avoid paying fines generated by camera systems.

The cloning and defacing of genuine number plates affects road safety and provides cover for criminal. Therefore, all culprits glorifying the usage of fake number plates will face very severe consequences.

Source: Uganda Police Force

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