Sharjah: Police in Sharjah have confiscated thousands of motorcycles and bicycles as part of an ongoing campaign to enforce traffic rules among riders.
Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Alay Al Naqbi, director of industrial areas police station, said: “The campaign aims to stop cyclists and motorcyclists from riding against oncoming traffic as well as in prohibited areas, such as on highways.”
A number of cyclists and motorcyclists are involved in road accidents as they do not follow traffic rules.
Errant cyclists will see their bicycles permanently confiscated, Sharjah Police officials warned.
Lt Col Al Naqbi added that the campaign rolled out in the industrial areas will cover all the emirate’s roads especially during peak morning traffic hours.
“Most of those who move about on bicycles in industrial areas are violating residency laws,” he said.
The crackdown will also focus on cyclists and motorcyclists who do not wear helmets and fluorescent safety jackets at night.