435 bicycles and bikes seized by Sharjah Police in one day Image Credit: Sharjah Police

Sharjah: The Sharjah Police has confiscated 435 bicycles and motorbikes as part of a campaign to enforce traffic rules, an official said on Saturday.

The campaign was launched in cooperation with Sharjah Municipality and Bee’ah. Major Mohammad Al Shehi, head of Traffic Control at Sharjah Police, said the crackdown on cyclists and bikers was part of an ongoing traffic campaign to reduce accidents caused by them.

“The campaign aims to stop bikers from riding without a licence, modifying bike engines and disturbing residents. It also aims to stop cyclists from riding in the opposite direction of oncoming traffic and in prohibited areas such as highways,” said Maj Al Shehi.

Cyclists and bikers who disregard basic traffic safety laws will see their bicycles and motorcycle permanently confiscated, officials have warned.

Maj Al Shehi said the crackdown will also focus on bikers and cyclists not wearing helmets and fluorescent safety jackets at night, to enable motorists to see them clearly and avoid collisions.