Things TroTro drivers do – madness on the roads


I was sorting my pictures and videos recently and found this interesting video. I decided to post the video on YouTube

There is not much of a story to this video; I took the shot from my perch in the bus and missed much of the action but I’m sure the video still captures the action fairly.

A bus reversed into on-coming traffic, bumped into the bus I was on, the offending driver did a half-hearted apology to my driver and as in the video, his conductor(Ghana’s equivalent of a mate) got down to bark instructions to help his driver execute this dangerous maneuver. Needless to say, the driver got away with it and my friend/guide made me understand that ‘this is normal, no one wants to sit in a hold-up’.

How is this picture for the Ghanaian equivalent?

This driver simply decided to drive into the on-coming traffic because his lane was jammed. This time I had enough time to take out my camera(with an exaggerated gesture which drew comments/commendation from other passengers and triggered a barrage of insults aimed at the driver).

Am I so unlucky to find myself in these life-threatening traffic situations?

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  1. #1 by KY on July 29, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    I guess one takes their life into their own hands when they travel in troskies which dont even have doors and drivers who dont know the high way code….I forget I am comparing and contrasting apples and pears… but i must admit, its always very dramatic

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