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Yemen: Smart Bikers Step Around Motorcycle Ban

23
May
2014
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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Yemen has in the past invoked some obscure laws to keep their citizens in check (link Open link in a new window, link Open link in a new window). One they have been applying regularly is a ban on motorcycle riding since motorcycles were used in drive-by shootings. So to stop the occasional shooting, all people riding a motorcycle had to suffer.

But a biker is smarter than most people, we all know that by now (if not we'd be driving a SUV). So these smart bikers placed a self-made sidecar on their motorcycle, and now the two wheeler has become a three wheeler, and the ban does not apply to them. Smart.

Yemen Motorcycle Ban Change
© REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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A passenger sits in the sidechair of a a three-wheeled motorcycle in Sanaa May 16, 2014. Motorcyclists in Yemen have found a novel way of navigating their way around a motorcycle ban, after the vehicle was outlawed in a bid to curb drive-by shootings in the capital Sanaa. Bikers have simply transformed their vehicles from two-wheeled motorbikes into three-wheelers in a bid to bypass the new rules. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen Motorcycle Ban Change
© REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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People ride a three-wheeled motorcycle with a sidechair in Sanaa May 16, 2014. Motorcyclists in Yemen have found a novel way of navigating their way around a motorcycle ban, after the vehicle was outlawed in a bid to curb drive-by shootings in the capital Sanaa. Bikers have simply transformed their vehicles from two-wheeled motorbikes into three-wheelers in a bid to bypass the new rules. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah 


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