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#WAI: 13 drivers arrested on Pokuase-Nsawam road to be arraigned today

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Some 13 drivers who were arrested during Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign on Wednesday, [September 15, 2021] on the Pokuase-Nsawam road are to appear in court today, Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The 13, whose vehicles have been impounded will be put before the Amasaman Circuit Court for various road infractions.

The Director of Operations of the MTTD, Superintendent Dr. Samuel Sasu-Mensah, confirmed this to Citi News.

“The 13 drivers had their vehicles impounded at the Amasaman Police Station, and they have been processed for court for the court to pronounce judgement on them.”

Recently, some drivers who were arrested on Wednesday [September 8, 2021] for various road traffic offenses during the exercise, were made to hold placards in the medians of the Abeka Junction intersection and the Cocobod section of the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue.

The placards they held had the inscription; ‘I WILL NOT DRIVE CARELESSLY AGAIN’ for a week as punishment.

In addition to that punishment, they were also fined GHS600.

They were arrested on the Legon Boundary Road, near GIMPA.

The offenders were drivers who were using the shoulders of the road, making calls while driving, and driving with expired licenses.

About War Against Indiscipline

The #WarAgainstIndiscipline – Be the change campaign is aimed at helping to avert the increasing loss of lives through road crashes.

In May 2019, the station began the campaign against all forms of indiscipline in the country.

The exercise took the nation by surprise when it partnered with the Ghana Police Service to arrest errant drivers, process them for court, and have them fined.

It covered roads noted for reckless driving within and outside Accra.

These roads include Spintex, Legon by-pass, Dawhenya, Pokuase-Amasaman, Kasoa-Weija, Adenta-Dodowa among others.

The campaign is aimed at checking indiscipline on roads and also targeted at putting regulatory bodies on their toes to ensure that the various road safety laws are enforced.

It also seeks to compel drivers to stay within speed limits.


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