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MTTD Set To Prosecute Road Traffic Offenders



According to COP Francis Ebenezer Doku, the Director-General of the Ghana Police Service’s Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), his agency will start prosecuting motorists who break traffic laws, such as using a phone while driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, among other infractions.

According to him, the action will aid in reducing road fatalities as it puts laws into effect for the latter in 2023.

According to data from the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), road crashes would decline by 20% in 2022.

Speaking to Citi News about the accomplishments, COP Francis Ebenezer Doku, Director-General of the MTTD, said that police will help to reduce traffic accidents to the absolute minimum.

He iterated as follows:

“We have told drivers to wear seat belts as a safety measure. A lot of sensitization has gone into these issues, but drivers are as recalcitrant as they always are. Some listen to the advice others think it’s just a nuisance.

Having said that, we will try as much as possible to pursue the agenda of road safety and for the recalcitrant ones we will take them to court for the law to deal with them.”

Out of the 14,960 reported road crashes from January to December 2022, the NRSA reported 2,373 fatalities.

These collisions, in which 25,754 automobiles were involved, resulted in 15,690 injuries.

Compared to 2020, when 3,073 people died in traffic accidents, there were 2,970 fatalities in 2021.

In light of this, it is predicted that fewer people will die in traffic accidents in 2022 than they did in 2021 and 2020.

As a matter of fact, statistics also showed that injuries were reduced by 1.5% in 2022 compared to 2021.


Stay tuned for more interesting news updates.

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