As Cameroonian towns grow into cities, many more commuters depend on commercial motorcylists, known as 'bendskins' to go from one place to another.
But these bikers are blamed for killing at least one person each day in rampant road accidents, making them pass for a lawless gang of rough-riders.
A decision by the Prime Minister's office in 2008, sought to regulate their gross disregard of the Highway Code and other safety measures. However the bikers have stayed their course.
Bendskins employ a huge number of unemployed youths in the country, and they strongly resist any form of control.
fonka mutta beau-bernard tried to find out why they prefer to live dangerously.