The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday suggested that vehicle licensing authorities demanded riderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license from motorbike owners before registering their bikes.
Mr John Kpano, Chief Inspector of Police, Station Officer at the Volta Regional MTTU Office in Ho told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the suggestion could help curb accidents involving motorbikes.
He said many of these riders lacked the skills and rudiments of riding and suggested that motorbike owners should take insurance policies on their bikes.
He said the MTTU all over the country had recorded many accidents involving motorbikes whose riders either did not possess riderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license or did not insure their bikes or both.
Mr Kpano said the MTTU kept recording pitiable situations of motorbike accidents and relatives of victims were left stranded because the motorbikes involved had no insurance covers.
On the increasing use of motorbikes as commercial transports, Mr Kpano said the practice was illegal and that steps were being taken to stop it.
He said the MTTU was aware the practice had just started in and around Ho, and promised it would be nipped in the bud.
Mr Kpano said these operators who were playing hide-and-seek with the police plied their trade after 2200 hours, mainly to and from settlements on the fringes of Ho.
He advised commuters to reflect on the dangers of using illegal means of transport.