G/A REGSEC places ban on “Aboboyaa” on major highways, principal streets effective February 2022

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has placed a ban on the use of motortricycles, popularly known as “Aboboyaa” on all major highways and principal streets in the region with effect from February 1, 2022.

According to the Council, the operations of the tricycles after the deadline would only be limited in communities, to ensure the strict regulatory compliance of LI 2180, meant to clamp-down on the spate of gross indiscipline on the road, especially by operators of motorcycles and tricycles.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister and Chairman of REGSEC, Mr Henry Quartey, who gave the directives yesterday at a press conference in Accra, however said, effective November 1, 2021 no motorcycle would be allowed to ply the Tema motorway.

He said, REGSEC in collaboration with the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), would rigorously enforce these directives as part of measures to bring discipline on the road.

Mr Quartey said, other motor traffic offences which included, crossing traffic lights when it turned red, riding without a licence, the use of an unregistered motor bicycle or tricycle, and riding without the appropriate gears would onwards be strictly applied in the region.

He urgedmotorcycle, pillion riders, and tricycle riders to wear the appropriate gears such as reflective jackets, helmets, knee and elbow protectors and boots where applicable.

“All owners of unregistered or uninsured motorcycles and tricycles shall have up to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to regularise their documentation. Non-compliance to this directive shall be the basis for legal action. Where the motorcycles and tricycles remain unregistered, owners or riders must possess and provide valid customs/shipping documentations.

All unlicensed motorcycle and tricycle riders shall be arrested, prosecuted, and be made to acquire a valid rider’s licence,” he said.


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