The operation paralyzed transport as police forced passengers such as pupils, teachers and residents off the impounded motorcycles.
Lira police has impounded more than 100 motorcycles. They were impounded in an impromptu operation mounted by Police this morning to crack down on unauthorized riders, motorcycles without third party insurance and riders operating with helmets.
The operation paralyzed transport as police forced passengers such as pupils, teachers and residents off the impounded motorcycles. Fabian Betubiza, the Central North Regional Traffic Officer says that the operation was prompted by the recent accident along Lira-Soroti Highway, in which four people were killed. He says that the motorcycle rider was not authorized.
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Betubiza says that most of the motorcycles riders in Lira town do not have riding permits.
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Ben Olwit, a resident of Akitenino village in Adyel Division whose motor cycle was impounded, appeals to police to consider them giving them some ultimatum to allow them process riding permits and other necessary documents.
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All the impounded motor cycles are being kept at Lira Central police station pending clearances by their owners and shall only be released after they have paid a fine ranging between 40,000 and 80,000 shillings under the express penalty Scheme-EPS.
over 100 bikes impounded during early morning operation by police