Four Held for Operating Locally Made Bikes in Lira City

The territorial police in Lira have apprehended four people for riding locally modified motorcycles in Lira City. The riders are also accused of reckless riding and sound pollution.

Feb 9, 2024 - 14:24
Feb 9, 2024 - 14:25
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Four Held for Operating Locally Made Bikes in Lira City

Four Held for Operating Locally Manufactured Bikes in Lira City

The territorial police in Lira have apprehended four people for riding locally modified motorcycles in Lira City. The riders are also accused of reckless riding and sound pollution.

The motorcycles which are mainly rode by male youths at a terrific speed has caused concerns from residents and other road users in regards to noise pollution and road accidents.

SP. Mathias Okwir Mulumba, the Regional Traffic Officer, North Kyoga Region has confirmed the arrest of four people who were found riding the illegal motorcycles in Lira City. He said the four suspects whom he did not name were arrested last week and are now being held at Lira Central Police Station pending prosecution.

According to Otika- the Lira City Environment Officer, such riders are making offences under ‘Citing the "Noise Standard and Control Regulation of National Environment and Management statutory instrument 30, of 2013 and section 95 of National Environment Act 2019" that provides for penalties and fines, Mr. Otika Leonard, the Lira City Environment Officer has pledged to work with the traffic police in ensuring that such illegal motorcycles are impounded because they have become a source of noise pollution in the City.

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