Gaza govt tries to phase out motorcycles
Ma'an News Agency
October 8, 2012
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza's government has banned the entry of spare parts for motorcycles or old makes of car as a safety measure, transport minister Osama al-Assawi announced Sunday.
Ministry official Hassan Akashed said the move aims to reduce the number of motorcycles, which he said are a main cause of car accidents in the coastal enclave.
He said the ministry is also limiting older car-makes for safety, pollution, and aesthetic reasons.
The Gaza government has launched a long campaign against motorcycle usage, cracking down on unlicensed bikes, banning their use after midnight, and restricting women from driving them.
Related Topics: Gaza, Hamas
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