Wa DVLA Impounds 67 Motor Bikes
The Upper West Regional Office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has impounded a total of 67 motor bikes in Wa for committing various road traffic offences.
The exercise which was carried out in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, covered offences including riding or driving without license, over loading, expired vehicle insurance and non-renewal of road worthiness certificate.
Mr. Emmanuel Klugah, Upper West Regional Licensing Officer who disclosed this to the GNA in Wa, said 26 of those arrested had so far regularized their documents with the DVLA and had their bikes released to them.
The Regional Licensing Officer said those who would fail to come and renew or regularize their documents with the Authority would be prosecuted in court.
Mr. Klugah said DVLA would not relent in its efforts to ensure that both drivers and motor bike riders did the right thing to enhance sanity on the road and also generate revenue for the state.
He said Legislative Instrument (LI) 2180 gave room for vehicle and motorcycle owners to validate their documents one month before the expiry date, and appealed to the public not to wait for DVLA to cause their arrest before they renewed such important documents.
The Regional Licensing Officer called on vehicle owners to eschew acts of indiscipline and rather collaborate effectively with the DVLA, the police and the NRSC to ensure safety on the roads.