By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh |
The Volta Regional Motor Transport and Traffic Department ((MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has realised an amount of GH¢15,840.00 from fines from offending motorists within the Ho Municipality.
The Police MTTD arrested two taxi cabs, four motorbikes and 20 motorcycles for various road infractions when it intensified its operation in the municipality.
According to a release issued on Tuesday, September 11, 2019 and signed by the Public Affairs Officer, Corporal Prince Dogbatse, all 26 offending motorists were processed and arraigned before the District Magistrate Court 1 for offences including “use of tricycle without licence, use of tricycles without insurance, use of motorcycle without protective helmet, use of motor vehicle without warning device.”
The release said “23 offenders who pleaded guilty to their respective offences were sentenced to fines ranging between GH¢300.00 and GH¢900.00.”
“Three offenders were also banned from riding for one year while three other cases have been adjourned to 12 and 16 September for hearing,” it further said.
The Regional Police Command advised motorists to acquire the requisite training and rider licence, tricycle riders in particular, before riding on the road saying, “it is our resolve to protect life and property of our road users.”