Like many other African cities, commercial motorcycle taxis are a means used by Accra residents to quickly navigate highly congested roads. A ride in Accra can cost anything between US$1 and US$20. Drivers (Riders) are often harassed, by the police and even sometimes jailed for plying their trade, under laws such as the 2012 Road Traffic regulations [L.I 2180 (Subsection 128)] which prohibits the “use of Motor Cycles and Tricycles for Commercial Purposes” and carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in prison or a fine.
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Old Barrier, Accra, Ghana