The Ejura Municipal Police Command in the Ashanti Region on Monday, January 8, arrested seven minors for illegally operating motor tricycles popularly known ‘Mahama Camboo’ for commercial purposes.
Confirming the arrest to XYZ News, the Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Richardson Kumeko said the under-aged motor riders were also operating without license, so they were being processed for court.
The use of tricycles for commercial purposes in the Ejura- Sekyedumase areas has become rampant despite series of police warnings.
According to the police, the use of tricycles for carrying passengers is unlawful and violates the road traffic regulation, LI 21/80, regulation 128, which prohibits the use of motorcycle or tricycle for commercial purposes.
The regulation states that a motorcycle or tricycle shall not be registered to carry a fare paying passenger. Such motorcycles and tricycles are not permitted to carry passengers for commercial purposes except for courier and delivery services.
The regulation also provides that no person shall ride as a fare-paying passenger and any person who contravenes the regulations above is liable to a summary conviction of a jail term.
In December 2015, the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the police embarked on a major operation to arrest users of tricycles for commercial purposes in Tamale citing that their use is a violation of the road law.
Source: Jonathan ofori || myxyzonline.com