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22.03.2006 Regional News

Hohoe Police Division record 112 motor offences

By GNA

Hohoe, March 22, GNA - The Hohoe Divisional Police Command in the Volta Region recorded a total of 112 motor traffic offences in 2005, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Michael Tattah, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview on Tuesday. The Division spans Vakpo in the Kpando District to Kete-Krachi in the Krachi-West District.

Mr Tattah, who is the Divisional Officer in charge of Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU), said 86 out of the 108 cases sent to the courts upon the advice of the Attorney General's Department raked in fines totalling 21.3 million cedis.

He said 17 other cases were awaiting trial while others have been disposed off or issued with warning letters to be of good behaviour on the roads.

On motor traffic accidents, Mr Tattah said a total of 147 cases were recorded with 115 vehicles involved.

Mr Tattah said 12 persons were killed and 157 injured and attributed the accidents to reckless driving, inexperience, over speeding, wrong overtaking, drunkenness and impatience among others. On the way forward, he said the Police MTTU, in collaboration with other stakeholders including the National Road Safety Commission, would embark on a massive awareness programme to sensitise road users on safety measures to reduce accidents.

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