Ajman Police confiscate over 200 bicycles within a week

Ajman Police confiscate over 200 bicycles within a week

Ajman - The bicycles were seized from various residential areas and commercial areas in the emirate.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sun 9 Oct 2016, 5:17 PM

Last updated: Wed 12 Oct 2016, 11:05 AM

The Ajman Police seized 222 bicycles in a week-long inspection campaign for violating safety conditions and rules.
The campaign targeted bicycle riders who were riding in the direction opposite to the traffic and those who failed to wear safety equipment such as helmets and phosphoric jackets.
Major Saif Abdullah Al Falasi, Deputy Director of Traffic Department at the Ajman Police, said that the campaign was aimed at reducing the number of run-over accidents involving bicycle riders. The campaign also includes spreading awareness among the riders to follow the safety rules and regulations.
It has been noticed lately that the riders just enter the congested roads and ride in the opposite direction to the traffic movements. They ride around during the night and never wear phosphoric jackets which help them to be visible to motorists, he said.
He added that the bicycles were seized from various residential areas and commercial areas in the emirate.
The Ajman Police had conducted intensified awareness campaigns in previous years to educate the bicycle riders about the danger of violating the traffic rules and had distributed large number of phosphoric jackets for free.
Major Al Falasi urged the motorists to be cautious when they see bicycle riders and watch out for children who ride bicycles in residential areas.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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