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#WAI: 20 drivers arrested on Legon Boundary road to be arraigned today

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The over 20 drivers who were arrested on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, during Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) exercise on the Legon Boundary Road, near GIMPA, are to appear in court today, Thursday, September 9, 2021.

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

Superintendent Dr. Sasu Mensah, the MTTD Director of Operations in a Citi News interview said the vehicles of the culprits have been impounded at the Achimota Forest School Police Station.

He added that they have also been processed for court.

“They have been processed and their vehicles have been impounded at the Achimota Forest School Police Station and they have will have their day in court today [Thursday, September 9, 2021] for their pronouncement.”

The operation was conducted in collaboration with the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA).

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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