The operation led to the arrest of about 16 taxi and commercial bus (trotro) drivers who had violated traffic regulations and were processed for prosecution.
The randomly conducted operation began in January this year and ended in the first week of April. They were arrested for offences such as, jumping the traffic light, overloading, parking wrongly, expired documents, reckless driving, among others.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE in Ho, the Acting Regional MTTU Commander, ASP Maister Klay, said that the operation was occasioned by indiscipline exhibited by motorists, especially taxi and trotro drivers. He bemoaned the indiscriminate use of bus stops as loading points.
The Station Officer of the MTTU, Chief Inspector Francis Gbedze, observed that the conduct of these drivers made driving in the municipality very unpleasant. Most of them, he added, were ‘floating’ drivers while few of them were registered members of drivers’ unions.
The two officers emphasized that the operation, which yielded over GH¢4,000.00 in court fines, would be sustained until sanity prevailed in the municipality and on the road. They called on motorists, especially the commercial drivers, to be law abiding or face prosecution when arrested.
From Fred Duodu, Ho ( [email protected] mailto:[email protected] )
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