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Blantyre Police Engages Motorcycle Operators

Blantyre Police on Thursday engages motorcycle taxi operators in Blantyre Central Business District (CBD) to remind them about road safety.

Motorcycle operators were told to follow road safety rules like wearing crash helmets, avoid over speeding and to work within designated time.

Addressing the motorcycle operators, Blantyre Police Community Policing Coordinator, Dan Sangwa asked the taxi operators to work in collaboration with the police in an effort to avoid road accidents.

“We are here to protect your lives and property so when you notice others who are not following the rules you have to report them to police,” he said.

Sangwa advised the operators about illegal parking and urged them to park on the authorized areas.

“Be reminded that wrong parking is an offense and if we find you parking at prohibited places you will be arrested,” Sangwa said.

He encouraged those operating in the CBD rank to register with the police by providing the details of their motorcycle and the operator’s personal information so as to recognised.

At the engagement meeting, Sangwa facilitated the formation of a new rank committee to be chaired by Thomas Musesa, one of the operators.

Musesa commended the police for good relationship saying that his committee will help the police to enforce the laws and make sure that their members are following road safety rules and regulations.

“As the new executive we will work hand in hand with the police and bring change at the rank by ensuring that the rules are being followed,” Musesa said.

Written By: Pempho Nkhoma-MANA

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Last modified on Friday, 14/06/2024

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