Operation PAARI Yielding Results; Says Ghana Police
The Ghana Police Service has said its special operation in clamping down on recalcitrant riders across the country is having an impact on the country.
According to a statement released by the police administration on Friday, the impact of Police Action Against Rider Indiscipline (Operation PAARI) which was introduced in April 2022 is mirrored in available data on road traffic accidents in the country.
“The benefit of Operation PAARI is reflected in available data on road traffic accidents in the country which indicates that for the first time in a long while, road traffic crashes involving motorbikes have reduced significantly.”
Additionally, it said the programme has ensured discipline in a number of motorbike riders in the country.
“Following the introduction of the initiative, it has been observed that a good number of riders are now obeying traffic regulations, especially in the areas of not jumping the red light, avoiding riding on pedestrian walkways and facing oncoming traffic.
The service on that note commended disciplined riders for their conduct.
As part of the strategy, motorcycle users who are arrested for violating road traffic regulations are sensitised and taken through some road traffic education and subsequently cautioned to be law-abiding.
In the statement issued on March 3, the police service announced it is intensifying the operation to sustain the gains.
As such, it said special teams have been deployed to traffic intersections starting from Accra.
“The officers who are also on motorbikes will patiently follow any rider who jumps the red light to their destination, confront them with the offence and arrest them. This is to create a sense of certainty of arrest and thereby encourage some level of self-discipline among the riding public”, it added.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini