Burundi: tuk-tuks and motorbikes banned

Burundi: tuk-tuks and motorbikes banned

Burundi has banned rickshaws, motorcycle taxis and all other forms of two- and three-wheel public transport from the commercial capital, Bujumbura.

Private bicycles and motorbikes are also banned. Police are stationed on roads leading to the city to make sure the vehicles remain on the periphery.

The government says drivers of these cheap forms of public transport are responsible for most road accidents in the country.

More than 600,000 people are estimated to rely on such vehicles every day in Bujumbura. Most drivers are young men from rural areas with few other job prospects.

With BBC

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