#WAI: 20 drivers arrested on Legon Boundary road for flouting traffic regulations

Over 20 drivers, including drivers of some government officials, have been arrested for breaking various road traffic regulations.

The offenders were apprehended during Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline exercise on the Legon Boundary Road, near GIMPA on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

The two-hour operation witnessed the arrest of drivers who were using the shoulders of the road, making calls while driving, and driving with expired licenses.

Some drivers denied any wrongdoing, while others admitted guilt.

Some of the automobiles impounded were commercial vehicles, and passengers on these had to bear the brunt of the wrong action taken by the drivers of their vehicles.

Other road users called for more of such operations on the Legon Boundary Road.

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.

Source: citinewsroom.com