Some of the impounded vehicles, INSET: DCOP Alex Quainoo
The Western Regional Police Command has impounded about 110 commercial and private vehicles for various traffic offences in a special operation by personnel of the command in different parts of the region.
The operation, led by the regional Police Commander, DCOP Alex Quainoo, was carried out at various road intersections in the twin-city of Sekondi-Takoradi, Sefwi Wiawso and the Tarkwa Division of the police command.
Fifty-seven of the vehicles were impounded in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, 34 in the Tarkwa Division and 20 in the Sefwi Wiawso Division of the police service.
The vehicles were impounded for various traffic offences including expired insurance, roadworthy certificates and other documents, as well as those with worn-out tyres and damaged windscreens.
Aside that, some 22 drivers were also arrested for driving without warning triangles, non-functioning wipers and driving without spare tyres.
The Western regional Police Commander, DCOP Alex Quainoo, explained that the exercise aimed at ensuring sanity on the road and in the transport sector.
He entreated motorists to always abide by road traffic regulations and make sure they work with the requisite documents to ensure safety on the road and avert unwarranted accidents.
The regional police boss stressed that people without licences would not be allowed to drive, and advised drivers to always abide by the law and stay out of trouble.
He explained that at any point in time, drivers carried family members—some of whom are breadwinners of their respective homes— from one destination to another.
He indicated that whenever accidents occurred and such people died, it gravely affected those families. DCoP Quainoo therefore advised drivers of both commercial and private vehicles to adhere to the various road traffic regulations to help curtail the number of accidents recorded annually in the region.
He pointed out that appropriate sanctions would be meted out to offenders to serve as a deterrent to other motorists, adding that the
police would conduct such surprise exercises on regular basis.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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