Police impound unregistered motorcycles

Malawi Police Service  in Lilongwe have impounded 35 unregistered motorcycles in what the law enforcers say is a move to promote road safety and reduce accidents.

Some of the impounded motorcycles

Lilongwe police deputy spokesperson Foster Benjamin said the exercise was carried out in the city particularly in Area 3, Area 2 and along Likuni road.

“The motorcycle taxi-operators were found using unregistered motorcycles, riding without driver’s license, riding without crush helmets and operating uninsured motorcycles,” said Benjamin.

He said the police immediately seized the bikes under Road Traffic Act.

He said 10 motorcycles have been released after the owners paid fines.

“The operation is still ongoing targeting motocycles which are unroadworthy,” he said.

He justified the police action, saying there has been  a rise in road accidents which mostly involves motorcycles.

He said at least 78 people died in road accidents between January and July this year as compared to 70 people who died in the same period in 2019.

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CROCODILE
CROCODILE
2 months ago

hard times indeed . that is what you wanted in tonse alliance

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
2 months ago

Very stupid anthu akakudyerani kutiko kodi?

Mkaika
Mkaika
2 months ago

No matter the police were acting based on law but their action was aimed at milking and killing the motorcycle taxi business. Any person who run all ever talked to the operators knows there was a silent law that motorcycle taxi can drive without a licence, operate without a registration number, insurance, cof and A permit. Why then a surprise enforcement of laws people thought were set aside? If I may ask what’s the physical difference between a bicycle and a motorcycle apart from the fact that a bicycle doesn’t have a motor? And please clarify this to me: if… Read more »

Kanjedza
Kanjedza
2 months ago

Temproary joke/ eye wash

laws
laws
2 months ago

Afinyeni izi ndi zomwe Tonse alliance ikufuna za bweka bweka yayi

Mulopwana
2 months ago

Campaigb paja yatha eti? Now remove venders

Bookworm
Bookworm
2 months ago

Very good move Police! Next confiscate those cars that roam our roads as taxis including those hijets in Lilongwe but without a red number. These don’t pay insurance to cover passengers during accidents and also their drivers are not qualified to carry passengers. Our roads need sanity.

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