Following the arrest and successful prosecution of some drivers for breaking traffic regulations, one would have thought that drivers will pick a cue and desist from same.
But, it appears old habits don’t change over night.
This is because more high placed personalities, through Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline (#WAI) initiative, are being nabbed for breaking traffic rules.
This morning [Friday], the Managing Director of a cocoa company in Kumasi, Kuapa Kokoo Limited, Samuel Adimado was arrested on the Legon by-pass for driving against traffic with a siren.
He was arrested with some other commercial drivers as well as those using their private vehicles.
Last Tuesday, the driver of the Member of Parliament for Kade was picked up on that same stretch for violating traffic rules.
The MP, Kwabena Ohemeng-Tinyese, who was being chauffeured in a V8, went berserk after his driver was arrested, challenging police officers and throwing tantrums.
His driver, together with 14 other drivers, were each fined for three counts of road traffic offenses including driving on the wrong side of the road, causing harm to other road users as well as careless and inconsiderate driving.
The MP’s driver was later slapped with a fine of GHc960 by the Abeka Motor Court for driving against traffic.
Government has been able to rake in over GHc100,000 from Citi TV‘s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Campaign launched in May 2019.
The campaign, which has received massive support from the police service, has seen over 200 drivers arrested and put before court for various traffic offences.
The errant drivers have been slapped with fines ranging from GHc600 to GHc1,000.
As of July 1, 2019, a total amount of GHc105,560 had been collected from drivers nabbed for breaking traffic regulations on the Accra-Tema motorway, Spintex and Dawhenya roads.