The Ghana Police Service together with a joint task force from the Adenta and Ledzokuku Municipal Assemblies have arrested some 11 recalcitrant riders and impounded their tricycles for defying the new directive.
On Monday, November 1st 2021, as part of the “Let’s Make Greater Accra Work” Agenda the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey at a press conference announced the restriction of Aboboyaa plying the Motorway.
According to the Police, the 11 ‘Aboboyaa’ riders will be arraigned before court on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Mr Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, said the ban had become necessary due to the high rate of “gross indiscipline” on the roads by motorcycle and tricycle riders, endangering other road users.
He said the ban was part of efforts by the Regional Co-ordinating Council under the, “Let’s Make Greater Accra Work” agenda to ensure strict regulatory compliance with LI 2180.
The Regional Minister said in line with the ban, all motorcycle and tricycle riders must stay away from all major highways and principal streets and restrict their operations to community riding by February 1, 2022.
He said all owners of unregistered or uninsured motorcycles and tricycles also had up to Tuesday, November 30, 2021, to regularise their documentation, adding that non-compliance would be basis for legal action.
Mr Quartey said all motorcycle and tricycle riders must observe all road traffic regulations, saying riders who crossed the red light as well as violate other traffic regulations shall be arrested and prosecuted.
The Regional Minister added that no motorcycle would carry more than two persons, except the rider and a pillion, and that all offenders would have their motorcycles and tricycles impounded.