Togo : Motorcyclists need to only pay CFA5000 now to get a license

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Monday, 04 June 2018 17:58
Togo : Motorcyclists need to only pay CFA5000 now to get a license

(Togo First) - Ensuring road safety through the respect of the Highway Code. That is the major adventure on which the Togolese ministry of transports and infrastructures recently embarked on.

Mid-May, an interministerial decree to reduce costs of motorbike (two and three tires) driving licences was adopted to ensure that motorcyclists conform to traffic regulations.  

From CFA10000, the cost of an A1 license (2 and 3 tires bike) was halved to CFA5000.

Let it be noted that in Togo, 73% of registered vehicles are bikes. However, only 2% of motorcyclists have a license. Not a surprise then seeing that they are involved in most road accidents (76% of accident cases in 2017).

To reverse this trend, a training session was launched for motorcyclists last Tuesday in Lomé, and actually about 30 drivers are attending the session.

Under the training, they are taught about the importance of a driving license, knowledge of Highway Code, and most importantly moral and civic behavior to adopt while on the road.  

The initiative is led by the ministry of transport and it aligns with the SDG 3 which aims to decrease by 50% deaths and injuries caused by road accidents, by 2020. 

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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