The police have impounded a total of 6,374 motorcycles so far in the ongoing operation against errant boda boda riders.
The operation, which started on Monday and will last through the festive season, targets riders without reflector jackets, helmets and PSV permits.
According to Faridah Nampiima, the directorate of traffic police spokesperson, by day three of the operation, a total number of 4,926 EPS tickets had been issued to offenders while 1,448 motorcycles are pending at the stations.
“We are on day three of the operation against motorcycles, mainly targeting those without crash safety helmets and retro-reflective jackets. The operation has resulted in impounding 6,374 motorcycles countrywide in the last two days,” Ms Nampiima said.
The crackdown follows police reports that boda bodas are one of the major causes of accidents in the country, with at least four people dying due to motorcycle-related accidents every day and in October alone reports indicate that a total of 257 lives were lost in boda boda accidents.