Spot Fine To Begin Soon; Full List Here

The Police will very soon begin the implementation of the spot-fine system for minor road offences on a pilot basis in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.

In a memo sighted by citifmonline.com after a stakeholder meeting on the 10th of April, the Police Motor Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU) will also be carrying out some road works “that are self enforcing and will assist in complying with the road laws.

Several institutions have expressed reservations about the mode of implementation of the spot fine system.

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has in recent weeks tasked the Police administration to set up a unit that would monitor the activities of Police personnel who may be assigned to carry out the “the spot fine” project when it is implemented.

Some of the roads which will be part of the exercise include:

Accra-Tema roads
Accra-Achimota-Ofankor-Nsawam road
Accra-Adenta, Adenta-Dodowa, Adenta-Aburi roads
Tema-Akosombo
Kumasi-Ejisu
Kumasi-Bekwai
Kumasi-Sunyani

Some of the offences and their associated spot fines are as follows:

– Refusal to renew road use certificate will see offenders fined between 5-25 penalty units equivalent to between GHC 60-300.

– Refusal to register number plates will also see offenders fined between 5-25 penalty units Refusal to renew road use certificate will see offenders fined between 5-25 penalty units equivalent to between GHC 60-300.

– Refusal to register number plates will also see offenders fined between 5-25 penalty units equivalent to between GHC 60-300.

– Failure to use seat belts will have offenders fined 10-50 penalty units equivalent to GHC 120-600

– Exceeding the prescribed number of persons to be carried will have offenders fined 10-25 penalty units equivalent to GHC 120-300 equivalent to between GHC 60-300.

– Disqualification of under age persons will see offenders pay GHC 120 for a 10 penalty units.

– Failure to use seat belts will have offenders fined 10-50 penalty units equivalent to GHC 120-600

– Exceeding the prescribed number of persons to be carried will have offenders fined 10-25 penalty units equivalent to GHC 120-300.

The memo also mentioned that one penalty unit was worth GHC 12.

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