Police to check speeding on Accra roads using speed guns

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service will soon introduce the use of speed gun on roads in Accra to track down motorists who drive beyond acceptable speed limit.

The move forms part of efforts by the AMA and the MTTD to drastically reduce road fatalities in the capital.

The Chief Executive of the AMA, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, who announced this last Monday in Accra, said the assembly would soon embark on a training exercise for the MTTD personnel on the use of the speed device prior to the implementation of the road safety exercise.

He was speaking at a stakeholder meeting which brought together stakeholders such as traditional heads of the various communities under the AMA jurisdiction and the media to discuss the successes chalked by the assembly and the challenges facing it.

Mr Sowah noted that in spite of the staggering records of road accidents, drivers and pedestrians were not concerned about their safety when using major roads in Accra.

“Road accident is a major problem in Accra and there is the need for us to pay much attention to it; unfortunately pedestrians suffer the most as a result of road accidents,” he stated.

He observed that a 2018 data compiled by the MTTD revealed that the number of persons killed through road traffic accidents in the country rose from 2,076 in 2017 to 2,341 in 2018.

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