Over 200 Motorbike Riders Arrested
The police in the Greater Accra Region have arrested 250 motorbike riders for breaching road traffic regulations.
Their arrest follows intensified efforts at the police administration’s Police Action Against Rider Indiscipline(PAARI)- an operation to clamp down on errant riders across the country.
“In order to sustain the gains made in this regard, the Police have intensified Operation PAARI and have deployed special teams at 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”, the Ghana Police Service said in a statement.
The operation was instituted in April 2022.
According to the statement issued by the Service on Friday, March 3, 2023, the intensified operation within the past three days led to the arrest of 250 riders in Accra.
The “recalcitrant” riders are said to have defied traffic control signals at various traffic intersections in Accra.
The Service said the arrested riders will be taken through road safety education and the dangers their conduct pose to themselves and other road users; after which they will be taken through the due process of the law.
It also cautioned recalcitrant riders against the act.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini