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Bvumbwe Police confiscate motorcycle taxis

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Police in Bvumbwe are on a sweeping exercise for un-roadworthy motorcycles, mostly those operating as taxis.

The effort is intended to prevent road accidents which the police are on the rise in part due to the motor cycles.

Bvumbwe police station officer Moses Katanda who is also leading the operation said the exercise follows several meetings with the motorcycle owners.

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During the meetings the motorcycle owners were sensitised on the importance of having roadworthy motorcycles with all proper valid documents.

“For the past months we have been engaging with them and we have repeatedly reminded them about the importance of wearing helmets, the passenger number for taxi operators and the importance of using insured motorcycles,” said Katanda.

He said the area has witnessed a rise in motorcycle related accidents recently.

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“Most of these motorcycle riders are not well trained. They cannot even understand the importance of a crash helmet or the evils of carrying more than one passenger on a motor bike,” said Katanda.

Once confiscated the motorcycle owners are slapped with fines as per traffic laws.

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