Press release

The office of the Inspector General of Police has noticed with deep concern that some youths are in the business of dangerous car racing within Kanifing and its surrounding areas.
It has been discovered that most of these young people use their parents’ vehicles or sometimes rent vehicles from car rental services. Therefore, all vehicle owners, parents, and car rental services must take notice and proper care to ensure vehicles are not used for such purposes as most are without valid driver’s licence.
On Friday 5th October 2018 the Gambia Police Force through its Mobile Traffic Unit during a patrol exercise arrested six individuals in connection with such dangerous driving activities.
The practice of car racing amounts to serious case of dangerous driving and people must desist from such with immediate effect, as environment for such activities is currently not available.
The office of the IGP wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that it is not against the development of any form of sports provided a suitable environment is created for such sports absent danger.
Furthermore, to ensure general security and public safety, the Gambia Police Force will no longer allow such activities.
The cooperation of the general public is highly solicited.

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