Malawi police impound ‘unroadworthy’ bicycles in Mangochi

Malawi Police in late shore tourism eastern district of Mangochi have gone flat out impounding unroadworthy bicycles, saying the action is done as one way of reducing road traffic accidents on the roads especially those in the town’s streets and its peripherals.

Unroad worthy bicycles lined up at Mangochi Police Station

Unroad worthy bicycles lined up at Mangochi Police Station

At least 82 bicycles have been impounded this week within the lake shore town, and according to police, most of the bicycles do not have important features like blue lights, reflectors and brakes.

Operating a bicycle without such ‘parts’ is contrary to regulation 34 (3) of the Road Traffic Act., according to police

“The traffic department has registered unprecedented rise in accidents involving cars and bicycles which necessitated the campaign,” said Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida.

“We specifically targeted taxi bicycles (kabanza) plying the roads without blue light, reflectors and brakes because motorists fail to see them at night,” Maida said.

“It is our belief that at the end of this exercise, which is ongoing, we will help to reduce road accidents in the district, hence protecting life and property,” Maida hoped.

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marvel chikondi
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Ndemanga zina ndi zomvetsa chisoni chifukwa anthu a njinga amanyamula anzao panjingapo ndipo a polisiwo akuteteza moyo wa anthuwo. what is wrong with that? kale njinga zimagwidwa ngati ziribe bell, mabureki zomwe ziri zinthu zofunikira pakuteteza moyo wa munthu so STOP ACCUSING A POLICE.

snaiper
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Apolice akumangochi with maida your fools why kulanda njinga while kumangochi kuno ku ma unroadworthy cars ambiri but simumawalanda

chigawenga
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Really APM really? Are you serious? Your administration is advising the police to impound bicycles belonging to the barefoot poor people because they are not road worthy!! Gawd have mercy!! What is the Police doing about the vehicles on our roads that are causing accidents and killing people every day? Come on man ,you got to be joking! Give these useless police officers a real job. put them to work where they can make a difference in this unsecure crime ridden country. Give them some work to do such as keeping our crime ridden streets safe. Leave the poor barefoot… Read more »
alukosyo
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Nanga Ngolo muzigwirenso

kimono
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Kuziwa kugwila Njinga.akuba kuwalephela kumamenyedwaso mfuti ili mmanja

ahmad
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Nosense police if u haven’t work just leave dat bwanji mumadana ndi ayao nthawi zambiri mamupita kumangochi ndi ku machinga bwanji usiluyet tizagawana zikolimeneli malo molila zamadzi malamulo amenewo ayambaliti njinga ilindilayisesi ngati mwatopa ndimoyo mupitilize njinga mwamva kuti zilikumangochi kokha ? Manyi amenewo sitikwafuna mukawuza mukamati zipewa ngati ovina beni

Mukama
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Okeey!…kenako tiona oyenda BEYA kugwidwa……..mwatani kodi?

Azijo
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This is being silly our police does not know what is important and when?

Msangaambe Phiri
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I would rather advice Malawi police service to first make an awareness before pulling bicycles out of the roads.Bcz Malawi is a poor country & hence those bicycles are bread winners of some families.Malawi Police should not use its force against ppl operating on the roads whether with a bicycle or what,but consider other ppl as well bcz Malawi is a poor country.I see that Malawi is still following those old stone age road laws.You go to Mozambique motorists dont even use helmets bcz a motorbike is like a bicycle & is used as kabaza.Unlike in Malawi where you see… Read more »
John chunga
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Apolice kumeneko ndiye kuso chochita thats why you impricating things in malawi Big bank robbers they are from police and many more leave themwhy dont you fix you problem people are driving cars without even COF .or liecence you do nothing shame on you

zagwazatha
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Zopusa basi kungofuna kusokoneza anthu osauka kale

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