Competition for road space became intense and dangerous with the introduction of motorized vehicles. This “Iron ox” tractor, as they were called, competed with the traditional pony carts for business. Both were indispensable short-haul passenger vehicles and equally uncomfortable on the bumpy dirt roads. The Iron Ox was produced as a tractor but overproduction in the face of under-supply of public transport inspired people to convert them to mini-trucks. Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities were too common in the cities and countryside as trucks, busses and homemade vehicles shared the roads with pony carts.