Ghana drivers to be arrested for talking on mobile phones while driving

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police has said that it will arrest all persons who make and receive phone calls while driving, according to a Daily Graphic report.

According to the newspaper, the MTTU Boss, ACP Angwubutoge Awuni issued a directive to his men to arrest all persons culpable of this offence and arraign them before a law court.

ACP Awuni said offenders will be charged with an offence of posing danger to other road users.

He said the operation is not only to prevent road accidents but also to protect other road users.

By Ekow Quandzie

  1. Dr Tommy de Laurence says

    An excellent idea but may lack legal backing. It will be nice if some legislator introduces a bill to help sustain this great effort to protect the public.


    I’m an online driver, I had a request; whiles I got to the pickup point I parked the car and called the passenger. As the passenger get in the car unfortunately the I was still holding the phone but wasn’t operating it. So as I was about to join the traffic the Mttd police arrest me for using phone whiles driving. Please is it a crime ?

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