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Avoid engaging the services of boys below 18 years as riders

The owners of commercial tricycles also known as Yellow-Yellow have been advised to avoid engaging the services of boys below 18 years as riders because such persons are not qualified by law to drive vehicles in the country.

Nkoranza Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent John Ferguson Dzineku, who gave the advice while addressing owners and riders of commercial tricycles at Nkoranza urged them to ensure that the tricycles, either for commercial or private use, were registered by the DVLA to make them road-worthy.

Chief Supt. Dzineku emphasised the need for all vehicles to be covered by the necessary documents, saying besides that, drivers and riders must have obtained valid drivers’ license from the DVLA to qualify to operate as such.

The meeting was held at the behest of the Divisional Police Command following observations in addition to other concerns that tricycles were being used commercially in the Nkoranza town with some of the riders being under-aged and they again did not possess drivers’ license.

Chief Supt. Dzineku urged tricycle owners and riders to strictly abide by the road traffic rules and regulations since any violation of the road safety laws was an offence that warranted an arrest and prosecution at the law Court to attract a fine or jail term.

He cautioned drivers and riders against driving or riding under the influence of alcohol and hard drugs such as Tramadol or Marijuana and stressed those victims of such offence would be dealt with according to law.

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