A total of 45 drivers have been fined GHC 25,710 by the Accra Motor courts for abusing the use of siren in the Accra Metropolis.
The exercise was conducted by the Central Motor Traffic and Transport unit (MTTU) Special Task Force on private vehicles which have been fitted with unauthorised sirens.
A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, said the drivers were arrested misusing siren and hazard lights to beat traffic with some driving on the opposite direction of the road, posing danger to other road users.
They were arrested at Airport Aviation, spintex, Pokuase, Amasaman and Accra central between 1st and 19th January this year, the statement said.
The Legislative Instrument (LI) 2180 of the Road Traffic Regulation 74 (2) states that a person shall not fit on a motor vehicle warning appliance other than the type approved by the licensing Authority.
Any person who contravenes the regularities, is liable to a fine of not more than 25 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than thirty days or both.
The Police said the exercise is ongoing to bring sanity to the roads and drivers are being cautioned to desist from such negative acts as culprits would be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.
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