Police Crackdown on  Motorcyclists flouting traffic rules

Police in Nyahururu town have called for sanity among boda boda operators who continue crowding public paths in search of customers.

Nyandarua North OCPD Timon Odingo, has said they will continue with the ongoing boda boda crackdown to ensure the operators organized themselves in groups instead of crowding by the road sides.

“The riders at Total petrol station have crowded the entrance to the station posing a risk to motorists and causing unnecessary traffic jams.

“We arrested 25 operators during the Tuesday morning crackdown and several motorcycles that the owners fled,” he noted.

He added that the owners were required to appear in person at the station with proof of the ownership, a valid license and insurance as well as reflector jackets and helmets, before the motorbikes are released to them.

The said stage is centrally placed with most riders using it as a stage for those accessing the Manguo and Maina informal settlements that are heavily populated. Customers are charged Shs.20 each with a cyclist having to carry at least two pinion passengers before leaving the stage.

He added that efforts to have the motorcyclists limit the number of operators and adhere to traffic regulations have bore no fruits as more youths continued to venture in the lucrative business.