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You’ll be sanctioned if you drive a trailer that exceeds 4.5 metres in height — Highway Authority cautions

Headlines You’ll be sanctioned if you drive a trailer that exceeds 4.5 metres in height — Highway Authority cautions
TUE, 11 JUN 2024 LISTEN

The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has cautioned transporters and drivers of vehicles that carry heavy goods about sanctions for exceeding the legal height limit for trailers.

This follows an incident that occurred on Tuesday morning, June 11, where an overloaded trailer got stuck under the Achimota Overhead Bridge in Accra.

In a public announcement, the GHA said it was notifying the public about “an incident that occurred today, Tuesday, 11th June 2024, at 7:30 am at the Achimota Overhead Bridge, specifically involving a Heavy Goods Vehicle, which was loaded over the specified height and consequently trapped under the aforesaid bridge.”

Police are working to address the situation and clear traffic disruptions on the busy route, according to the statement.

The GHA statement warned that “Any Transporter and Driver who fails to abide by the said Regulation will be appropriately sanctioned.”

The regulation in question, which the statement quotes directly, states that: "A person shall not drive a motor vehicle or a motor vehicle with a trailer if the height of that motor vehicle or that motor vehicle with the trailer exceeds 4.5 metres in height."

All transporters, especially heavy vehicle drivers, were advised to “adhere strictly” to the 2012 Road Traffic Regulations on maximum trailer heights.

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