Last Updated on: 19th November 2022, 09:40 am
The rides were impounded in a period of one week in a traffic police’s crackdown on riders without safety measures.
By Regina Lalam Olal
Agago, November 19, 2022: According to Police, during the operations, they were looking out for cyclists who are not complying with what is required of them when riding on the public road.
Robert Onzima, the OC Traffic Officer of Pader reported that a total of 45 motorcycles were impounded of which 1 belongs to the central government. Another was for local government, among others.
The operations to crack down on riders started on November 7, 2022 in what Fraidha Nampiima, the spokesperson of the traffic police said was to bring sanity on the Ugandan roads.
She said riders are expected to wear helmets, among other safety requirements.
Back to Onzima, he revealed that in a period of one week, they were able to collect shs1.8 million from defaulters. He told me that the money was paid to the government bank account.
The OC Traffic for Agago Acellem Oyet also reported that a total of 87 motorcycles were impounded and shs3.6 million was collected.
Speaking to chairman of Boda- Boda Association, Lapul sub-county, Simon Amone, he said the operation has come at a time when people are still recovering from Covid-19 and buying things like helmets are not easy.
According to police, among the requirements that one must have is an helmet, reflective jacket, riding permit, good shoes; a bike in a good mechanical conditions, among others.