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MTTU arrests 61 drivers in Ashaiman

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The Ashaiman Divisional Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, has from January up to date arrested 61 drivers for causing traffic offences.

Chief Superintendent (Chief Supt) David Eklu, Divisional Police Commander, who released the figure to the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Friday, said the drivers, who were arraigned at the circuit court at Ashaiman, paid a total fine of GH¢16,800.

He said the highest single fine of GH¢960 was imposed on a driver for using a private vehicle for commercial purposes.

Chief Supt Eklu said offences committed by the drivers included driving on the shoulders of the road, the use of motor vehicles without fire extinguishers, the use of expired road-worthy certificates, failing to produce driving license, causing road obstruction, the use of under-weight driving license and failure of drivers to stop when requested by the police.

He said Michel Camp, Kakasunanka Numbers One and Two, Mataheko, Afriwaa Junction, and Community 18 Inter-Section on the Motorway within the Ashaiman Municipality have been identified as accident-prone spots in the Municipality and that 53 people lost their lives in accidents in these areas.

Chief Supt Eklu urged passengers to board vehicles at only designated lorry parks to avoid unnecessary embarrassment.

He said the Divisional Police Command was undertaking a day and night patrol within the municipality to prevent crime during the Christmas and urged the public to cooperate with the police.

Source: GNA

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