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#WAI offenders to hold ‘I WILL NOT DRIVE CARELESSLY AGAIN’ placards for 1 week as punishment

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Some drivers who were arrested on Wednesday [September 8, 2021] for various road traffic offenses during Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline exercise, are to hold placards in the medians of Abeka Junction intersection and the Cocobod section of the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue.

They will hold the placards with the inscription; ‘I WILL NOT DRIVE CARELESSLY AGAIN’ at the designated areas 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.

Meanwhile, more of the errant drivers will be arraigned today [Friday, September 10, 2021].

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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