Police to clamp down on traffic offenders

The Police have mapped out a comprehensive strategy to clamp down on motor traffic offenders to check the carnage and to maintain law and order on the roads.

As part of the grand plan, the Police have intensified the driver education campaign through the media and other means necessary to conscientise drivers and motorists on recklessness and indiscipline on the roads.

A statement signed by DSP Cephas Arthur, Acting Director, Public Affairs, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the Police were focusing more attention on checking over-speeding as a major cause of accidents.

“In this case the Police have employed both technological and man-power to check this factor of road transport mishaps,” it said.

The statement said the Police have devoted some time to “stop-and-checks,” where vehicles are thoroughly scrutinised for excess passengers and luggage.

It said, moreover, personnel have been charged to exhibit a high sense of professionalism, discipline and civility in the course of embarking on this operation, adding personnel who have shown any unprofessional conduct in this exercise were being dealt with and that this would go to personnel detailed in this exercise.

“As the operation reaches its peak we entreat the general public to bear with the Police for any inconveniences, as it is aimed at ensuring sanity on the road,” the statement said.

It said meanwhile the Police are imploring members of the public to report any reckless driving on the part of motorists by calling the Police on telephone numbers: 0243737350, MTN and Vodafone short code 18555 or report to the nearest Police Station.

Source: GNA

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