The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has indicated that, it is an offense to drive with fake documents and therefore drivers who will be apprehended during operations would be arranged before court to serve as a deterrent.
Deputy Director in charge of Driver Training Testing and Licensing division,;Joseph Clifford Obosu speaking on the issue cautioned the general public especially drivers;to desist from engaging middle men who are popularly known as ‘Goro boys’ in the acquisition of Drivers License.
Mr. Obosu disclosed this when the Compliance and Enforcement Unit of DVLA and;the Police Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) arrested 44 drivers with fake licenses in Accra.
The drivers were arrested with their cars impounded for various degrees of offenses including fake License,;fake or expired road worthy, physical conversion, tinted glasses and fake or embellished number plates.
The authority has pledged to help eliminate indiscipline on the road;hence warning drivers to abstain from acquiring discounted and fictitious vehicle documents from unauthorized people.
DVLA will deploy daily taskforce
He intimated that the DVLA in conjunction with the MTTD would henceforth deploy a task force daily to clamp down vehicles with fake documents in ensuring discipline on the road and as well reduce road accidents.
He reiterated that DVLA has waged a war against drivers with fake documents;and entreated the general public to always acquire every vehicle document at DVLA offices across the country to avoid the wrath of the authority.
Mr. Obosu expressed concern over the deaths recorded through road crashes within;the first six months of the year and the fact that drivers are adamantly disregarding the road safety regulations.
He described the situation as revolting, horrible and has thus appealed to the general public, especially;the drivers and other road users, to extremely observe road safety regulations to help curtail road fatalities in the country.
The DVLA has over the past week embarked on an exercise to arrest drivers who do not possess legitimate documents needed for their vehicles.
9 drivers arrested on Spintex- Ardjiringanor road
Prior to the current arrest,;officials of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) also arrested nine drivers on the Spintex and Adjiringanor roads in Accra for driving without licenses,;using fake licenses, and using embellished number plates among other road traffic offences.
The arrest took place during an inspection exercise conducted by the DVLA in collaboration with the police to clamp down on unlicensed drivers and vehicles that lacked the requisite documentation.
Addressing the media during the exercise, a compliance officer with the DVLA,;Courage Doe, said the move aims at tackling road indiscipline in the country.
“We have handed them over to the police. Drivers are becoming more and more irresponsible by the day. We have warned them severally,;but the situation does not seem to change. We hope this action serves as a deterrent to others.”Courage Doe
The authority has often been blamed for the recklessness of many drivers, ultimately leading to road crashes and as such efforts are being put in place to end such happenings. Also