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Police impounds 70 boda bodas in operation

By Lawrence Mulondo

Added 9th May 2016 08:50 PM

At police most of the cyclists who followed up their boda bodas pleaded guilty of the offences and begged for forgiveness

Police impounds 70 boda bodas in operation

Men offloading impounded boda bodas at old Kampala police station on 09/05/2016. Photo by Lawrence Mulondo.

At police most of the cyclists who followed up their boda bodas pleaded guilty of the offences and begged for forgiveness

Police have impounded 70 boda bodas in Rubaga division Kampala district in an operation they carried out on Monday morning.

According to Old Kampala police Officer in Charge of traffic Ruth Kyobutungi, the operation was aiming at curbing boda boda cyclists who do not follow traffic rules in the division.

"The operation was aiming at curbing cyclists who defy traffic law," she said

The close to seven hour operation was staged at pride theater junction Namirembe road and ran from 6:30am to 1:15pm.

Kyobutungi added that police was targeting cyclists riding without helmets, those carrying more than one passenger, those without driving permits and other qualifications.

 mpounded boda bodas at old ampala police station on 09052016 hoto by awrence ulondo Impounded boda bodas at old Kampala police station on 09/05/2016. Photo by Lawrence Mulondo.

 

By the end of the operation, there were no any arrests as police could confiscate motorcycles and take them to police.

At police most of the cyclists who followed up their boda bodas pleaded guilty of the offences and begged for forgiveness.

In 2009, Police announced a crackdown on boda boda cyclists and their passengers who are not wearing helmets.

In the same year, police said that passengers who will be caught on boda bodas not wearing helmets will be subject to a sh20,000 fine or one month in prison or both.

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