The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, has directed the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service to clamp down on errant motorcycle riders.
The order follows increases in road crashes involving motor and tricycles, killing more people than commercial and private vehicles.
Police Chief Superintendent Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, the Eastern Regional Commander of MTTD, said this in an interview with the media in Koforidua on the 2021 Second Quarter Statistics on road crashes in the Region.
He said the constant carnages had led to the directive to the MTTD to conduct periodic exercises to crackdown wayward motorcycle riders.
A total of 416 persons died in the second quarter of 2021 through road accidents in the Region, he said and expressed worry over the situation.
He said the emergence of unlicensed drivers and motorcycle riders on the roads, with no formal training, was the cause of accidents and warned those without licenses to desist from the practice or face the full rigors of the law.
The statistics showed that 60 more people died through motorcycle and tricycle crashes than commercial vehicles, which killed 35 and private vehicles 29 in the second quarter of this year.
Story: Peace AWUKU