Accra DVLA registers 3,586 vehicles in 14 days

CarsThe Accra office of the Driver’s Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has registered 3,586 vehicles within the first 14 working days of the New Year.

Mr Abraham Tetteh, the acting Greater Accra Regional Licensing Officer, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview on Wednesday.

He said the figure of the registered vehicles comprised of 2,586 private vehicles, 680 commercial and 320 motorbikes.

He said with the high number of cars that have so far been registered within the period, the authority might be compelled to introduce another prefix before the year ends.

Mr Tetteh said as part of measures to reduce the number rickety cars in the capital city, DVLA has introduced equipment based testing for used cars before they are registered.

He said with regards to the few rickety cars that ply the roads of Accra, the Motor Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service in conjunction with Road Safety Commission and DVLA had formed a task force to check their road worthiness.

He said the task force seized the road worthy certificates of cars that are found to be unworthy and gives prohibition notice to the owners detailing the defects found and a copy is also sent to the MTTU.

Mr Tetteh said with such an action, car owners are compelled to repair the defects found with their cars before they are issued with their road worthy certificates again.

He said since vehicle owners are businessmen and women, they should endeavour to maintain their cars to their befitting status.

Source: GNA

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