Until yesterday this was a multiple choice question. In my experience you can definitely fit six (plus driver). So theoretically eight plus. Today, of course, the answer is simple. Three. You can only put three passengers in a trishaw. Or they’ll cop you, for reals.
While there are hilarious times to pile everyone you’re with into a trishaw, it’s obviously unsafe. If you crash it’s just a compressed ball of humanity with a few metal girders like so much twine. And people do die.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said this would help minimise road accidents. He said between April 1 and May 7 there had been 27 accidents involving three-wheelers leaving 34 people killed. (Daily Mirror)
Seriously, a toppled trishaw is the most pathetic thing. Like a flipped-over turtle. So I guess this rule is a good thing. Obviously. To be fair, however, you can fit four comfortable abreast in a Piaggio, those noisy shit machines. But I suppose the vertical stacking has to stop.