I rode my first tro-tro the other day. Tro-tro's are similar to Jeepney's, of course. They're actually vans with a few extra seats, and of course, no seat belts. What do they do? Rip them out of every vehicle in the country? Well, we do have seat belts in the front seats of our car (which is only for specific purposes, Gilbert drives us). But, honestly, the back seat? What happened there?
I keep hearing that you're much more likely to die or get injured riding a tro-tro or other public transportation than malaria or anything else, but I'm not sure I believe it. However, while riding our tro-tro into Accra we did hit another car. That was fairly exciting. I was in one of the converted seats on the edge of the bench, so I just grabbed the bench that was in the front to the left. It really wasn't bad though.
The roads here are great. In Teshie everything is dirt and you don't have to drive on the right side of the road, just wherever you can. It's akin to riding a roller coaster. I'm astounded the cars still run. Half the time I'm pretty sure I could walk faster than we're able to drive.