Traffic flow on the Spintex Road in Accra on Wednesday improved steadily as Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign in collaboration with the Ghana Police chalks some success.
Despite the improvement, 30 drivers were however arrested for various traffic offences and would be processed for court soon.
Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman was with the team and reported that motorists now comport themselves on the road.
“He added that a driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number XRP 11- 19 was driving in the middle of the road with his siren and hazard on with an explanation that he had to commit the ‘offence’ under the pretext of picking up his supervisor who is a sitting Member of Parliament and a Deputy Minister of State.”
Eight persons who were arraigned on Tuesday, as part of the campaign, have been fined a total of GHC 4,000 by the La District Magistrate Court.
Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, ASP Simon Tenku said the eight were part of 30 errant drivers who were arrested on Monday on the Spintex road.
“Ten suspects were presented at the court on Tuesday and out of the ten, nine were fresh cases from Monday’s operation and the other one was from a previous operation. And out of that number, one suspect was cautioned and discharged and eight were fined, totalling GHC 4,080,” he said.
The War Against Indiscipline campaign by Citi TV is also aimed at ensuring sanity on the road as well as putting pressure on duty bearers to enforce the law to stop indiscipline in the country.
The Police in partnership with Citi TV had in the last few days embarked on a number of operations where culprits caught breaking the laws are arrested and put before court.
#WAI, since it started, has charged citizens to be responsible while reporting other irresponsible drivers by filming them in a name and shame approach.