Over the weekend, after a series of controls implemented by the National Police and the Municipal Traffic Police in the city of Concepcion, they were able to remove about 65 motorcycles that were missing from circulation. They regretted that the majority of drivers do not have documents or that the drivers are minors between 14 and 17 years old.
Since Friday, agents have begun to reinforce controls at various points in the city, taking into account the large number of accidents and hospital saturation due to victims often absent or not respecting traffic rules, exposing third parties when taking in the streets.
According to PMT COO Críspulo Marecos, the most common problems are related to bike documentation, lack of registration and another major inconvenience to minors who drive these vehicles. “65 motorcycles were seized between Friday and Saturday. We hope that people will become more aware,” he added.
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He pointed out that these measures were taken in response to the high number of accidents and that during the summer more people go to the streets in search of places for entertainment, but unfortunately they do not go out in conditions or as required by traffic rules. .
“There are different types of infractions, but it is more due to the lack of a driver’s license and minors aged 14-17 riding bikes waiting for the controls to leave between 1:00 and 3:00 in the early morning,” the professional explained. Others did not get permission, lacked lights and a helmet, got drunk and transported minors.”
He added that there are many minors who take long bike trips and who travel from other regions such as Belen, Horquita or Loreto to Concepción for hiking. “Generally they go around in groups and tell each other where the controls are being implemented. Parents don’t know where they are and they have to control these kids more.”
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