The military under the military coup d’état police, traffic control in many townships in the Irrawaddy Division, are enforcing traffic rules and regulations. On the topic of traffic enforcement, local people’s cars, motorcycles and bicycles, they are arresting and examining those who are not in the truck.
Departments under the military council stopped all motorcycles from entering the road, and check everything they want. If someone who did not wear motorcycle helmets, and motorcycle license check and so on. Everyone in Irrawaddy has a motorcycle license, but most of them do not have a driver’s license, so those who do not have a driver’s license are arrested and fined.
If the above points are complete, rear view mirror or not, power exhaust unit that they checked the items on the motorcycle in detail, and if something was defective, they caught them and fined them. All the licenses, too. If all the necessary items on the motorcycle are complete and if they can’t find fault, it’s because we didn’t wash the bike. Some women are being arrested and charged with various topics, such as for not wearing underwear. In Myan Aung Township, there are people who were fined for not wearing underwear while driving a motorcycle, as well as those who were fined for not wearing underwear.
It is reported that those arrested have to pay fines ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 MMK depending on the case. In Pathein, they are catching them every day. Arrests are planned, so many people are arrested every day. Sometimes hundreds of motorcycles are arrested in a day.
Actually, they don’t want the civilians to obey the rules. They just need money from the civilians.
When it’s been more than 1 week of arresting motorcycles, the departments under the military council have started arresting not only motorcycles, but also bicycles and slow-moving vehicles.
They tried to arrest many vehicles with many reasons. Due to the military council’s arrests and fines for no reason, the residents of Irrawaddy are afraid to even go out of their homes on motorcycles.