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Egypt to licence tuk-tuk driving by presidential decree

Decision allows existing motorbikes and tuk-tuks to stay on the road on the condition that drivers obtain a licence

Ahram Online, Friday 4 Apr 2014
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Egypt’s traffic authority will licence existing motorbikes and three-wheeled vehicles commonly known as tuk-tuks, once it receives a copy of the recent presidential decree adding both vehicles to the traffic law.

Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported on Thursday that owners of the motorcycles and tuk-tuks have a thirty-day grace period as of the first of April to legalise the statuses of their vehicles.

The country’s interim president, Adly Mansour, issued a long-awaited presidential decree modifying the state’s traffic law no 66/1973 to allow tuk-tuks and motorcycle owners to obtain driving licences last week.

Following the grace period, drivers of the aforementioned vehicles who do not hold licences will face confiscation.

Egypt’s State Commissioners Authority (SCA) issued a non-binding decision on Saturday to the courts to halt imports of tuk-tuks.

The state judicial body explained that due to their small size, tuk-tuks are widely used to committ crimes and are considered a serious threat to security in several areas nationwide, particularly in slums.

GB Auto is the sole assembler of tuk-tuks in Egypt.

According to the Cairo-based investment bank Beltone Financial, two- and three-wheelers represent 12.2 percent of GB Auto’s nine-month revenue in 2013 and 13.9 percent of its revenue in 2012.    

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ayman
06-04-2014 09:39am
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Encourage public not personal transportation.
They shouldn't be allowing new types of personal transport vehicles. Instead, focus on providing more and varies types of public transportation like expanding the Metro network or reintroducing the Tramway.
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bknot1
05-04-2014 01:40pm
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SMH!!
Like Egypt need more licensed drivers going the wrong way... only decree that need to be passed is better traffice laws and traffic control. Get civilized and drive between the lines and obey traffic signs and signals... one of the worst for following traffic laws and patterns.. and now it just about to get worst.. SMH!!
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Kareem, Maadi
05-04-2014 11:54am
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Population explosion
Here we go again. Over population is destroying every aspect of life. Can you imagine Egypt of 30-40 millions?
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