Police makes GHc258,000 from fines of indisciplined drivers

Police makes GHc258,000 from fines of indisciplined drivers

- The Ghana Police Service war at clamping down on errant drivers through its War Against Indiscipline (WAI) campaign has accrued to the state over GH¢258,000

- According to a statement by the police, in the last one month, 499 drivers who were arrested for breaching traffic regulations on various roads in Accra

- The police noted that an analysis of the exercise indicates that majority of the offenders were private car drivers

Government has accrued a whopping GH¢258,000 from Citi TV’s ongoing War Against Indiscipline campaign.

The media house has been collaborating with the Ghana Police Service to fish out persons flouting road traffic rules.

So far, about 499 drivers have been arrested for breaching traffic regulations on various roads in Accra.

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A statement from the police said the GH¢258,000 was realised from court fines, when the guilty drivers were arraigned.

 “The exercise which started on 17th June 2019, has so far covered specific roads noted for reckless driving within and outside Accra to ensure sanity and safety,” sections of the statement read.

“These roads include Spintex, Legon by-pass, Dawhenya, Pokuase-Amasaman, Kasoa-Weija, Adenta-Dodowa among others.

The police listed some of the offences by drivers as:

1.      Driving on the shoulders of the road,

2.      Driving on the wrong side of the road,

3.      Driving without license,

4.      Use of motor vehicle without Road Worthy Certificate,

5.      Use of motor vehicle without insurance policy,

6.      Misuse of siren and

7.      Misuse of Trade Plate

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This exercise will continue and motorists are once again reminded to adhere strictly to road traffic laws at all times to ensure safety on the roads,” the statement added.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, was arrested for traffic offence.

The legislator failed to stop when police caught him flouting road traffic rules on the Spintex Road.

He was, however, forced to stop after the police gave him a hot chase.

The MP for Kade, Kwabena Ohemeng Tinyaase, was also caught disregarding road traffic laws some weeks ago.

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