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File Photo: A Police Officer apprehends a Commercial Motorcyclist (Okada)
File Photo: A Police Officer apprehends a Commercial Motorcyclist


Okada: Areas Where Delta State Government Restricted Operations of Commercial Motorcycles

In a bid to ensure road safety and reduce the risk of accidents, the Delta State Government has introduced new regulations for commercial motorcycle (Okada) operations in the state.

The regulations, cited as the Road Traffic (Amendment) Regulations, 2024, were signed into law by the Executive Council of Delta State and came into effect on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Key aspects of the regulations include:
– Mandatory use of standard protective crash helmets for riders and passengers.
– Prohibition of carrying goods or loads on the steering or rider’s handle.
– Limit of one passenger per motorcycle.
– Restrictions on carrying pregnant women, children below 12, and adults with bulky loads.
– No operation between 7 pm and 6 am daily.
– Penalties for contravention, including imprisonment and fines.

Additionally, the regulations prohibit Okada operations in certain areas, including the Delta State Capital Territory and specific local government areas. Mobile courts will be established to try offenders.

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The government’s move aims to enhance security, road safety and reduce the risk of accidents involving commercial motorcycles.

A list of the local government areas including streets where Okada operations have been banned in Delta State is posted below.

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