Police in Lilongwe have impounded 35 unregistered motorcycles in a move to promote road safety and reduce accidents.

According to Lilongwe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Foster Benjamin, 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.

Police immediately seized the bikes under Road Traffic Act.

Meanwhile, 10 motorcycles have been released after the owners paid fines.

The operation is still ongoing targeting motocycles which are unroadworthy.

There has been a rise in road accidents which mostly involves motorcycles.

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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