A total number of 2,701 motorists were convicted for various road traffic offences from January to July this year by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service nationwide
This was revealed by Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng, the head of research and programmes of the MTTD, in an interview with The Mirror.
In all, a total of 4,316 road traffic offences were reported for the period, out of which 3,300 cases were sent to court, and 25 offenders jailed. The total fine imposed on motorists amounted to Gh¢1,514,531.
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A total number of 50 motorists were arrested and convicted for speeding, 112 for overloading, 112 for drunk driving, 202 for driving vehicles with worn out tyres, 898 for driving without
To curb the increasing incidents of road offences and accidents in the country, Superintendent Obeng said, the MTTD had deployed its personnel in towns and major highways where accidents are rampant, and as such have equipped them with traffic enforcement equipment to detect and arrest drivers who do not comply with road traffic rules.
He mentioned that his outfit would also arrest and prosecute offences such as;