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25.05.2007 General News

BA drivers pay ¢130m in fines

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Twenty two drivers in Brong Ahafo paid a total of ¢130 million in court fines for traffic offences they committed within the first quarter of the year.

Police Inspector Kaakyire Anane, station officer of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit disclosed to the GNA that offences were excessive speeding, overloading, use of vehicle without insurance and failure to stop when signaled by the police.

He said the worst offenders were drivers at Duayaw Nkwanta and Techiman.

The station officer wondered why drivers were aware of the dangers of excessive speeding, which often resulted in loss of lives and properties.

“The fines could have been used by the drivers for other important commitments if they had observed simple traffic regulations,” he said.

Inspector Anane advised drivers not to take advantage of the good condition of roads in the region to speed as offenders would be dealt with drastically when caught.

He gave the assurance that the unit would not relent in efforts at ensuring that sanity prevailed on the roads.

Source: GNA

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