Two hundred and seventy motor bikes were impounded by the police in parts of the Accra metropolis during a special operation yesterday.
The offences of the riders included using unregistered bikes, crossing red lights, driving the bikes without crash helmet, insurance, and licence.
The exercise was carried out at Nima, McCarthy Hill, Kawukudi, Elwak and Darkuman Kokompe, all in Accra.
The operation was led by the Police Management Board (POMAB) and personnel from other units of the Ghana Police Service.
Some of the POMAB members involved in the exercise were Commissioner of Police (COP) Rose Bio Atinga, Director-General (DG) in-charge of Research and Planning, COP Beatrice Vib Sanziri, Director-General of Human Resource Development, COP Frank Adu Poku, Director-General of Technical and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Bright Oduro, DG in-charge of Welfare and ACP Patrick Adusei of MTTD.
COP Bio-Atinga told journalists during the exercise that most of the drivers did not abide by the road safety regulations which posed danger to both road users and pedestrians.
She stated that most of the motorbikes accounted for most of the road crashes recorded.
She said the exercise would be ongoing to ensure sanity on the roads.
COP Bio-Atinga said the suspects would be prosecuted at the motor traffic courts.
She advised drivers to abide by the road safety regulations to save lives and property.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi