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20.09.2005 General News

Police warn abandoned vehicle owners

By GNA

Accra, Sept. 20, GNA - Chief Superintendent of Police Mr Victor Tandoh, Commanding Officer of Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) on Tuesday asked drivers and owners of vehicles who have abandoned their articulator trucks/trailers along the Achimota Motorway and Achimota Overhead Bridge to remove them immediately.

He said the removal of the vehicles were necessary to avoid accidents there.

A statement signed by Chief Superintendent Tandoh said some of such trailers and articulator trucks were abandoned when the owners found that they were either no more serviceable or not needed immediately. It said other articulator drivers have found it suitable to use the shoulders of the Achimota Overhead and Achimota Motorway as station.

"Any driver found using the shoulders of the Motorway as Lorry Park or station commits an offence and will be prosecuted", the statement said.

It said personnel of the MTTU would intensify enforcement of the law in such areas and offenders would face sanction.

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