Drivers arrested for unlawful use of siren

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, has embarked on an operation in Accra, to arrest motorists and drivers, who use sirens and horns on the roads, without permission.

About 17 offenders have been apprehended by the MTTD and their sirens were seized and destroyed.

 

The Staff Officer of the MTTD, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Adu Boahene, revealed this to The Ghanaian Times, in an interview on Thursday.

 

The police, earlier this year, issued a warning against unlawful use of sirens, and gave a one week ultimatum to persons who have illegally installed sirens in their vehicles, to do away with them or face the law.

 

According to DSP Boahene, the decision was taken after concerns were raised by the public regarding the unauthorised use of sirens and horns by some motorists in the country.

 

He urged the public to report drivers and motorists, who would flout the directive to the police.

“We have new WhatsApp numbers where the public can take pictures and video evidence of offenders and send them to the police via 0244236198 and 0203317870,” DSP Boahene said, adding that the MMTD would undertake a nationwide exercise to arrest offenders.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

 

 

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