A road check exercise being conducted
The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police will from next month (May) introduce a spot fine system as a precautionary measure against motorists who flout traffic rules and regulations.
Speaking on Citi FM’s Eye Witness
, the Head of Education, Research and Training at the MTTU, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alexander Obeng, stated that the exercise would help reduce road accidents on our roads.
According to him, some of the offenses that fall under the spot fine system include failure to renew driving license, driving on the shoulders of the road, failure to use seat belt, the use of communication device, among others.
“When any of our road users especially motorists flout any of the 38 offences, you are issued with a spot fine ticket and that is comprehensive enough; telling you where to go and so it isn’t that you pay on the spot,” he said.
He further stated that a 24 hour time frame would be given for the offenders to report to the Police Station.
According to ASP Obeng, “it is a stakeholder’s consensus and the police alone will not be running it out.
The goal is that people will refrain from these types of offenses and it will to a large extent help reduce all road accidents by 50%.”
By: Winnifred K. Ndamse/citifmonline.com/Ghana