THE Namibian Police in the Ohangwena Region has once again issued a stern warning to motor vehicle owners who allow their cars to be driven by unlicensed drivers thereby posing a threat to passengers and other road-users as well as putting their own vehicles at a serious risk.
The warning follows after ten people were injured in the latest motor accident involving an unlicensed driver at Eenhana town Monday morning.
According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Abner Kaume Itumba, the unlicensed driver of a Toyota pick-up truck was injured along with his nine passengers when the speeding vehicle overturned in a sharp curve.
The driver was himself slightly injured and was promptly arrested while all his nine passengers sustained injuries of various degrees.
Itumba, who expressed concern over the increased incidence of motor accidents involving unlicensed drivers, said that the owner of the vehicle was fined for violating traffic law.
“It is unlawful to give a vehicle to someone whom you know has no valid driver’s license. We have repeatedly warned motor vehicle owners against such unlawful practice,” he said.