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234 drivers convicted in Brong-Ahafo


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By
Regina Benneh, GNA    

Sunyani, Aug. 02, GNA –
A total of 234 drivers were convicted for various road offences in the
Brong-Ahafo Region from January to June this year.

Police Superintendent
Stella Sedame, the Regional Commander of Motor Traffic and Transport Department
(MTTD) said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday in
Sunyani.

P/Supt. Sedame

By
Regina Benneh, GNA
    

Sunyani, Aug. 02, GNA –
A total of 234 drivers were convicted for various road offences in the
Brong-Ahafo Region from January to June this year.

Police Superintendent
Stella Sedame, the Regional Commander of Motor Traffic and Transport Department
(MTTD) said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday in
Sunyani.

P/Supt. Sedame added
that an amount of GH¢76,950.00 Court fine was paid into the consolidated fund.

The offences were
driving under the influence of alcohol, over-speeding, driving without
licenses, over-loading, using expired documents and dangerous driving, she
said.

P/Supt. Sedame said
265 cases were reported, saying out of it 253 were processed for Court and 234
were convicted whilst 12 were awaiting trial and nine were under
investigations.

She said bench warrant
had been issued for the arrest of four, six had been discharged and one person
jailed.

P/Supt. Sedame urged
drivers to obey the traffic rules and regulations and avoid parking their
vehicles on the road to cause danger to other drivers and commuters.

She warned that all
defaulting drivers were liable to prosecution and urged them to exhibit good
attitude on the road.

P/Supt. Sedame stated
that the Department would continue with its educational programmes for drivers
and pedestrians to realise the need to assist in preventing road crashes.

She appealed to the
media to help in the education of drivers to ensure road safety for travelers
and other road users.

GNA


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