Wednesday 11th September, 2019
Maxwell Awumah, GNA
Ho, Sept. 11, GNA – The Volta Regional Motor
Transport and Traffic Department of the Ghana Police Service has clamped down
on the activities of tricycle and motor riders in the Ho Municipality for road
A total of 20 tricycles, four motor bikes
and two taxi cabs were arrested in an intensified operation in the
Corporal Prince Dogbatse, Volta Regional
Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Police Service in a news release on
Wednesday said the culprits were arraigned before a Ho Magistrate court and
sentenced to fines totalling GH¢ 15,840.00
It said the charges ranged from use of
tricycle without license, use of motor bike without protective helmet, use of
motor vehicle without warning devices and non-use of fire extinguisher and
spare tyres with the sentences ranging from GH¢ 300.00 to GH¢ 900.00
The release said three out of the 26
offenders were banned from riding motorbikes for a period of 12 months with
cases against three others being adjourned to September 12th and 16th this
year, for hearing.
It said the Volta Regional Police Command
consequently cautioned motorists especially tricycle riders to acquire the
requisite training and riders’ license before using the roads.
The release also stated the resolve of the
Command to protect life and property of road users.