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Capital Motorists Banned from Working at Night
  Written By:  (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
December 01, 2008



Motorbikes must not work after 8 o'clock at night, according to a recent resolution by the Cabinet. The resolution seeks to regulate the work of motorbikes and redistribute them nationwide.

It also seeks to ban motorists from working at night because motorbikes are a big source of noise in the capital whose streets are already crowded by cars and other vehicles. They also pose dangers for road users because they do not adhere to the traffic rules.

The new resolution allows motorbike owners to work only during the day, and demands the security forces to confiscate any motorbike whose owner does not adhere to these instructions.

Policemen blame motorists for the increased number of traffic accidents and further stress that motorbikes cause unbearable noise and environmental pollution.   

Several citizens expressed happiness over the new decision and stressed that there could be less traffic accidents in case motorists were denied to work in the busy streets of the capital, hinting that motorists do not follow the rules of traffic and this is the source for increased traffic accidents. 

As early as 2005, motorbikes were banned from working in the capital after former mayor of Sana'a Ahmed Al-Kuhlani ordered all motorbikes to be confiscated and disposed of.

A large number of cyclists held a sit-in before the Parliament claiming that such an arbitrary decision should not be applied since it may lead them to suffer insurmountable problems.