Kwahu West rolls out new by-laws to regulate tricycle riders
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has rolled out new by-laws to help regulate the use of tricycles for commercial purposes in the municipality.

Date Created : 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Nana Kesse/

Per the new bye-laws, persons below 18 years will no longer be allowed to ride tricycle in the municipality.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Mr. Yaw Owusu Addo, who disclosed this at the Assembly last General Assembly Meeting for the year 2021, said, the Assembly together with the Motor Transport and Traffic Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Division of Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), is set to roll out a new policy framework that would regulate the activities of the motor and tricycle riders to ensure public safety.

According to the MCE, a new committee will soon be formed to ensure that riders comply with various traffic regulations to help reduce road accidents in the municipality.

He hinted that the new by-laws will also limit the number of passengers to two, instead of three, as it is currently the case.

He noted that, many of the riders did not have the necessary insurance cover and were also not conversant with road-traffic regulations which have consequently led to the increase in road accidents.

Meanwhile, as part of efforts to help clamp down on the use of motorbikes for criminal activities, the Regional MTTD of the Ghana Police Service is currently embarking on night operations to help protect lives and properties.