Maldives Police Service

Non-injury collisions to be made criminally punishable: MPS

  • Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said this on Wednesday

Shan Anees

K. Male' 2019 Jan 17 | Thu 10:08 1,952 local

The result of a road accident on the Sinamalé Bridge on Tuesday night - police

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has on Wednesday said it will be pursuing criminal charges for dangerous road collisions, whether or not they are injurious.

Speaking to RaajjeTV, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said that they currently only press charges if another individual is injured or their property is damaged.

Hameed said that they will soon be pursuing charges for ‘dangerous’ collisions that damages public property or causes self-injury.

Negligence and endangering property are criminally liable acts under the Maldivian penal code.

The commissioner also said that that the MPS Traffic Unit has been working to ensure road safety and that they will be patrolling the capital city 24 hours every day.

Hameed also advised the public to be responsible and ensure safe conduct at all times.

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