Moto-Taxi in Haiti, pro and con as Preferred mode of Transportation
Part of the problem is that the roads on which the moto-taxis ply their routes are often not fit for all types of vehicles. One journey on a bike with no place to hold on, plus one or two more passengers than are wholly recommended, down a road that is a veritable obstacle course for all the casual walkers, mounds of rubble, stones and boulders, and jerky potholes that litter it, is enough to show why accidents are so frequently linked to the otherwise convenient mode of travel.
For the cheapness and convenience, plus the fact that most routes link otherwise unconnected destinations, most brave the discomfort and uncertainty of the ride, some not even aware of the threat of danger. Compounding the danger is the lax system, or the downright lack of one, to govern the moto-taxi's and offer a level of protection and security to the passengers who chose to patronize them.
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