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MTTD moves against traffic offenders, arrests 135 tricycle riders in Kumasi



In a bid to instill sanity on the road by ensuring all road users comply with traffic rules and regulations, no fewer than 135 tricycles have been impounded and their riders arrested within the Kumasi metropolis.

They were arrested for violating various road traffic laws.

The Regional Commander, Superintendent Frank Abrokwah, of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate, MTTD, said the riders were arrested for not wearing helmet, jumping red light, using unregistered tricycles and engaging in unauthorized commercial activities.

He explained that tricycles are registered as motorbikes which render them illegal for use for commercial services.

He said, “Tricycles are registered just like motorbikes so they are not supposed to carry fee paying passengers and also commercial activities.

“Motor riders must go to DVLA to secure a license for commercial purposes.

“The MTTD will strictly enforce the laws governing traffic regulations to bring sanity on the roads.

“All the 135 riders arrested have been processed for court,” Abrokwah stated.

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