Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline exercise will soon hit highways to check speeding.
Inappropriate speeding has been identified as one of the major risk factors that result in fatal road crashes.
Citi FM and Citi TV in May 2019 began a campaign against all forms of indiscipline in the country.
The first leg of the campaign was aimed at checking indiscipline on roads.
The campaign was also targetted at putting regulatory bodies on their toes to ensure that the various road safety laws are enforced.
But the new leg of the exercise seeks to compel drivers to stay within speed limits.
Member of the Public Affairs Department at the Police Headquarters, ASP Simon Tenkuu, made this known to Citi News at an enforcement exercise on the Spintex road where some drivers were arrested for using tinted windscreens whereas others were arrested for driving with expired authorization.
The #WarAgainstIndiscipline – Be the change campaign is aimed at helping to avert the increasing loss of lives through road crashes.
As at July 2019, Citi TV‘s collaboration with the police to clamp down on errant drivers had accrued to the state over GH¢258,000.
The amount was realized from 499 drivers who were arrested for breaching traffic regulations on various roads in Accra at the time.
Road crashes in Ghana
Statistics from the National Road Safety Commission shows that Ghana loses over 230 million dollars annually due to road crashes.
Poor driving skills, gross indiscipline by drivers and unworthiness of cars on Ghanaian roads according to the Commission could be blamed for the unfortunate incidences.
Within the last 28 years, about 46, 284 Ghanaians have been killed in road accidents nationwide.