Road Safety Ghana Police To Implement Spot Fine

Drivers culpable of flouting road safety regulations could have their licences revoked after six offences.

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The spot fine system to discipline reckless drivers will take off by the middle of this year, after almost two years of its planned introduction.

Under the new system, to be implemented jointly by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), the Ghana Police Service and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), drivers who flout road regulations could have their licences revoked after six offences.

The system was scheduled to be introduced last year but was suspended because of procurement challenges and public outcry over the possibility of its abuse by the police.

However, Director of Education, Research and Training at the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Alexander Obeng, said all challenges have been addressed, except for administrative issues which are being ironed out with stakeholders.

He indicated that by the end of 2015, the spot fine would have been rolled out.

Meanwhile Vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Transport, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie says the Committee will spearhead broader consultation with stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation by September this year.

He said that there is a lot of backroom consultation going on and was of the opinion that the committee needs to be engaged so that "at the end of the day when the roll out comes out, we will all be on the same wavelength to support the project."

He suggested that there are some bottlenecks that need to be overcome, especially concerning the security of the tickets that would be issued to motorists.

Source: GNA

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