Monday, January 12, 2009

Nigerian Bikers Wear Shells to Avoid Law

Police in Nigeria have arrested scores of motorcycle taxi riders with dried fruit shells, paint pots or pieces of rubber tyre tied to their heads with string to avoid a new law requiring them to wear helmets. The regulations have caused chaos with motorcyclists complaining helmets are too expensive and some passengers refusing to wear them fearing they will catch skin disease or be put under a black magic spell. The law came into force on January 1. (Reuters)

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Me: I've seen construction hard-hats, and even some plastic pots used as helmets overseas. Quite a thing to witness!


[HT: Globetrotter Sue]
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