A magistrate court at Effiduase in the Ashanti Region has fined six drivers ¢5,520 for various offences on the Ejisu motor road on Eid day.
The drivers were arrested by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and put before the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Ocloo on Friday, May 14, 2021.
They all pleaded guilty to the charges of unauthorized parking and other motor offences.
The drivers have been named as; Karim Ibrahim Mohammed, Alex Mensah, Aboagye Owusu, Lord Owusu, Evans Nana Sarpong and Adom Eric.
Their fines ranged from ¢600 and ¢1,200. All fines totalling ¢5,520 were paid, the police said.
Court fines for road offences hit ¢322k in 1st quarter of 2021
A total of GH¢322,214 from court fines have been accumulated for road offences from January to March this year.
Though drivers are mandated to go through training to secure certification, reports indicate that this is not entirely the case.
The Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has on countless occasions blamed the increasing rate of road carnage on unauthorised drivers.
On the back of this, the Police Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) in an attempt to clamp down on unlicensed driving and recklessness have arrested offenders with many leading to court hearings and fines.
Speeding, drink-driving, drug driving, driving without insurance, not wearing a seatbelt, careless driving, using phone whiles driving, among others are some of the wide array of driving offences that often attract these sanctions.
Fresh data collated by the police places the Ashanti Region on top in areas that have seen the most fines with ¢96,966.00. The Greater Accra Region came second with ¢90,620.00 followed by the Western Region’s ¢80,388.00.
The Central, Eastern, Bono East, Volta, Western North and Bono Region follows respectively.
However, seven out of the 16 Regions in Ghana saw no court fines according to the MTTD.
Source: Daily Mail GH