A group of four people riding on a single motorcycle was stopped by authorities today for violating traffic regulations on Majeedhee Magu, the main road in Male’ city. The incident, captured on video and widely circulated on social media, has raised concerns about public safety.

According to the footage, a man was seen operating the motorcycle with a woman and two small children as passengers. The man was situated in the front seat, with one child positioned in front of him, and the woman was seated in the rear seat with another child between them. The nationality of the individuals involved has not been confirmed, but it is speculated that they may be foreigners.

In the Maldives, traffic laws strictly prohibit the transportation of more than two individuals on a motorcycle. The video clearly displayed numerous pedestrians and bystanders present on the street during the incident, prompting concerns about the potential risks associated with such reckless behavior.

Following a swift response to the video, local authorities identified the group as illegal cyclists and took immediate action against the driver in accordance with traffic regulations. The police emphasized their unwavering commitment to upholding the safety and well-being of all residents and visitors in the city by enforcing the appropriate measures.

The video, which rapidly gained traction on social media platforms, has sparked significant criticism from the public. Concerned individuals have expressed their worries about the blatant disregard for traffic rules and the safety implications of overcrowding on a motorcycle.

The Maldives Police Service stressed the importance of adhering to traffic laws, particularly when it comes to the safety of vulnerable road users such as children. They highlighted their dedication to maintaining order on the roads and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic within the city.