"Pen-pen." That's what unlicensed motorcycle taxis are called in Monrovia, Liberia, according to a variety of posts on this interesting blog called The Esteyonage.
Moto – or ‘pen-pen’ - drivers are exclusively young men, often written off as ex-combatants and criminals by society at large. In reality, most of them are super nice, and are driving bikes so that they do not HAVE to be criminals.The blog has lots more on the cast-off clothing trade, itinerant water sellers, and roadside money changers.
Pen-pen drivers spend pretty severe amounts of time on the road. Twelve hours is about average for most riders, but a lot come out and drive before or after a class, teaching, or working another odd job.