Sharjah police curb reckless cyclists and motorcyclists
Sharjah police have started cracking down on cyclists and motorcyclists who break traffic rules in the emirate.
The force began a three-week campaign on Sunday to detect offenders in the Al Buhaira area.
“We launched it today, in accordance with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, to highlight the importance of all efforts to reduce the number of road tragedies,” said Lt. -colonel Mohammed bin Haider, Al Buhaira. Full police station.
The police will increase their presence and monitor cyclists, motorcyclists and scooter drivers who do not obey the rules of the road.
“The program aims to detect those who flout traffic and safety rules and, therefore, pose a risk to themselves and to other road users,” he said.
With the help of the Municipality of Sharjah, the campaign will target reckless driving, reverse cycling, overloaded motorcycles and failure to follow general safety rules, including wearing helmets and reflective vests.
Sharjah Police said the campaign, which runs until December 15, comes after many motorists said careless cyclists and motorcyclists were the main cause of accidents in which they were involved.
Road patrols have also noticed how some cyclists disrupt traffic and cause accidents.
âReckless runners put their lives and the lives of others at risk,â said Lt. Col. bin Haider, who urged cyclists and runners to follow the rules.
During the first quarter of this year, Sharjah police removed 181 electric scooters, 392 motorcycles and 1,290 bicycles from the streets.
Update: November 22, 2021, 3:00 a.m.