Police Commissioner Maara Tetava said they had noticed this trend among young drivers. “Police will be cracking down on these bikes and enforcing a number of measures.”
For a start, vehicles would be confiscated and any existing warrants of fitness would be revoked.
The driver would be fined, and required to fix the non-compliant parts. The bike would then need to pass a new warrant of fitness.
Tetava said there might only be a small number of such motorbikes, but any bike without a muffler in its exhaust was illegal. “These bikes will be removed from the road.”
Anyone who had modified their exhaust or had purchased a bike with a modified exhaust without a muffler was advised to fix it. “Get it checked and obtain a new warrant of fitness.”
The public was also encouraged to report drivers without a muffler. “Let’s get these bikes off the road.”