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The Federal Road Safety Corps has recommended a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as ‘Okada’ to reduce road accidents.

The recommendation forms part of the Road Traffic Crash Report 2016, submitted by the Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The report quotes Oyeyemi as saying that commercial motorcyclist remained a major cause of fatal road traffic accidents across the country, hence the need for state governments to consider banning them from operating.

The RTC statistics for October 2016 shows that 230 cases or 18 per cent of a total of 1,259 vehicles involved in accidents within the month were commercial motorcycles.

According to the report, motorcycle accidents ranked third after cars which accounted for 457 cases or 36 per cent, followed by minibuses with 243 or 19 per cent of the total.

Oyeyemi said, “Following the outcome of the analysis, it could be concluded that motorcycle still constitutes serious menace on the nation’s highways.

“Accordingly, improved results could be achieved in the future, if more state governments could consider placing a ban on the use of motorcycle for commercial purposes.

“In view of the above, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation should facilitate and encourage state governments to ban the use of motorcycle for commercial purposes.’’

Commercial motorcycle is currently banned from major routes in some cities and towns including Abuja and state capitals across the country.

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  1. Accept my full support, since it will save more lives than helping more lives in the country. Total ban is the ultimate. Some idiots will comments by saying there is no job. Is okada ridding a job. So many young people have died of pneumonia aside crashing to death. If you them almost 95% will tell that they do the work out of frustration. You can then agreed with me that somebody doing a particular job out of frustration in other words no dignity or passion in doing it. Please let's save life. Go to the farm, there is money in farming now. Take advantage of both Federal, state and local government initiative in agriculture. Quick money has destroyed the society.

  2. I support the ban, they are real menace to our society. Robbing in traffic, they once robbed me while using the phone in the car.


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