“Tricycles, Popularly known as “ Motoking” originally designed to carry light goods are now carrying passengers in some part of the Northern Region.
The National Roads Safety Commission (NRSC) has attributed the frequent road crashes in the region to the introduction and operations of these tricycles in the Tamale metropolis.
Market women who usually patronizes this means of transport are always at risk if any accident should occur.
Though efforts are being made by the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MMTU) of the Ghana Police Service in the region to discourage the practice, there is the need for massive public education to protect lives and property.
Speaking to a motorbiking rider, Alhaji Abass use of the tricycles and said lack of public education had encouraged their patronage.
It has been observed that, the tricycle obstructs the free movement of vehicles, resulting in rampant accidents and loss of lives.