A motorcycle was confiscated from one of the residents of the Chernihiv region of Ukraine. People have repeatedly complained about the man and his motorcycle because of sound of it.
A motorcycle was confiscated from one of the residents of the Chernihiv region of Ukraine. People have repeatedly complained about the man because the sound of his vehicle's engine resembled the roar of Shahed's “kamikaze” drone and terrified the residents.
The police could not catch the perpetrator, so in the village of Irzhavets they used other methods - they took the vehicle. The village headman Serhiy Syrota announced on Facebook that the motorcycle would be handed over to the police.
As Serhiy Syrota says, several times a year he warned that driving in the village without headlights, brake lights and turn signals, and during the curfew is prohibited.
The starost added that the man (the owner of the motorcycle) sometimes deliberately ignored his requests, including direct ones. In the dark, when there was already a curfew (during this time it is forbidden to move without special permits), the motorcyclist rode around the villages of Irzhavets, Guzivka, Parafiivka on his vehicle without headlights, brake lights, turn signals, helmet and without license plates.
"What's more, the sound of a motorcycle without a silencer resembles the sound of Shahed, sometimes residents were afraid and asked for a solution to this problem" - wrote the starost and showed the relevant recording.
He explained that the police could not catch the perpetrator, so the county decided to put an end to it themselves. Serhiy Syrota noted that in his district he would not allow traffic violations, ignoring the curfew and the belief that "the war is far away, so you can drink alcohol, smoke weed and party all night".
The man whose motorcycle was taken from him posted on a social networking site that the mayor “owes him 11 000 UAH” He also insulted Serhiy Syrota with obscene words. The official replied. He wrote that he even gets threats in private messages.
"I hope the police will find a way to put an end to this insolence", Syrota said.
On August 4, a group of deputies submitted a relevant draft law to the Ukrainian parliament, which provides for the introduction of a system of penalties for drivers who have too loud cars and motorcycles.
In the justification to the bill, the MPs pointed out that recently some drivers have been interfering with the exhaust systems of vehicles. "Such 'tuning' of the vehicle causes an increase in the noise level of the engine. The tendency is common among young people and people who ride motorcycles" - explain the initiators of the bill.
They added that the increased engine noise is similar to that of enemy drones and creates the impression of an air and missile threat, which distracts the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the police.
The deputies propose adding a new provision to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, which will provide for administrative liability for driving or operating vehicles exceeding the permissible noise level established by law.
For such a violation, they propose to set a fine of 17 000 UAH. If the person repeats it, it is proposed to double the penalty, as well as to deprive drivers of the right to drive for a period of three to six months.