The Advantages and Disadvantages of Motorcycle and Tricycle in Nigeria

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Recently, states government in Nigeria banned commercial motorcyclist from the streets of most urban areas including state capital. They replaced the motor bike also called "okada" in Nigeria with tricycle. The reason for the banned was as a result of high rate of death from motor bike, high crime rate committed by criminal using motorcyle.
This article looks at the advantages and disadvantage of the motorcycle and the Tricycle.

Tricycle - Advantage and Disadvantages

Commercial Motorcycle gained popularity as far back as the early 80"s due to the failure of the Nigerian political leadership to create jobs and development the country large infrastructure which include the country transport system.

Thus, Nigerian in their million take to "okada" a word used to describe commercial motorcycle rider, to get to their various destination.

The write up will high the advantages and disadvantages of motorbike and tricycle.

Riding on motorcyle gets you faster to your main destination
Motorcycle takes you directly to your house unlike buses that drop you on the junction or expressway
Motorcycle helps you to locate street addresses that you as a stranger do not know.
These bike can easily be gotten as they are all everywhere.

Increasing rate of motorcycle related incidents in Nigeria
Increasing rate of crime committed by persons using motor bike
Noisy and distracting nature of motor bikes on our streets
They charge commutter exhorbitantly compared to buses and taxicab

They are safer means of transport compared to motor bike
They are almost like the conventional cars with roof that protect you from the sun and rain
Rider do not have to buy helmet to drive a tricycle

Tricycle is very expensive compare to motor cycle or motor bike
They need some level of skills to drive tricycle as it is a little different from motor cycle
Other motorist especially the cars and buses are not too happy seeing tricycle share the same lane with them. And they use their four wheel structure to threaten these tricycle that is a three wheel drive.


Motorbike, Motorcycle, Nigeria, Nigerian, Okada, Transport, Tricycle

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Dec 2012 (#)

Tricycle should not be expensive as Nigeria is an oil exporter - siva

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author avatar Kadiri Abdulrasheed
12th May 2013 (#)

i perfer the tricyle to motocycle reason is that the tricyle is more confortable then the motorcyle items for transportantion

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author avatar Victor moses
23rd Sep 2015 (#)

I perfer motor bike than tricycle because motor bike is faster than the tricycle and it confortable

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author avatar Darren
7th Jun 2018 (#)

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author avatar Markthespark
27th Aug 2018 (#)

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