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Motorcycle riders without helmets risk bike confiscation

Author: Michael Daniel | Published: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Boda-Boda riders on the streets of Juba conduct safety awareness of Boda-Boda riders in campaign dubbed “Ride for Peace, “Ride for Safety,” on 28th March 2018. (Photo: UNMISS.

The Directorate of Traffic Police has ordered its police personnel to crack down on motorbike riders who do not adhere to traffic laws and those riding without helmets.

Major General Kon John Akot, the Director-General of traffic police asks police officers to enforce the mandatory wearing of helmets for motorbike riders as of today, October 29th.

“I would like to assure you that the campaign that we will carry out Saturday and Sunday will target motorcyclists who do not wear helmets, and any motorbike we stop its owner will be seized with us,” said the security official.

Accidents are commonly reported in Juba during Christmas and New Year festivities.

In December last year, police authorities said nearly 50 traffic accidents were registered in Juba town alone on Christmas Eve.

According to the National Police Spokesperson, four of the cases were car related while over 43 are by motorcycles commonly known as the Boda-Boda.

While speaking to the media from his office on Friday, General Akot said helmets are of great importance in case of an accident.

“Any delay in paying the fine will be subjected to a ground fee, and we will not be negligent in carrying out the orders I am now issuing an order to the traffic police to carry out the instructions from tomorrow.”




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