The Central Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), of the Ghana Police Service has embarked on a Speed Enforcement exercise, to check over speeding at accident prone areas and has arrested twenty-six offenders here in the country’s capital, Accra.
The special exercise which was carried out at Tesano earlier today, Wednesday is part of an ongoing exercise by the MTTD, in Partnership with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and Bloomberg Philanthropies to reduce the carnage on our roads and pedestrian knock downs mostly caused by excessive speeding at major intersections such as Anyaa School junction, Weija STC traffic light, Opeibea intersection, Tesanor stretch N4, etc.
According to the Director of Public Affairs unit of the greater Accra police command, ASP Efia Tenge, it is observed that some motorists do not drive within the 50kph speed limit stipulated by law in the city, a situation that calls for stringent measures to enforce it.
Similar operations have been carried out at various locations such as Korle-Bu, Anyaa, Kojo Thompson Road, Kawukudi among others and offenders arraigned before motor courts where fined between GHC 350 to GHC 2,400 on the average.
Those arrested at Tesano for flouting the speed limits are processed to appear before the Abeka Motor Court on Thursday, 29 July, 2021.