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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ACT SHOULD BE AMENDED-GDCOA

The Spokesperson for the Ghana Drivers and Car Owners Association (GDCOA),Francis Appiah has suggested the need for the amendment of the Road Traffic Regulations Act.

The Ministry of Roads and Transport had announced the suspension of a towing levy which was to take effect on 1st July until further notice on Monday hence leading to the response from the Association.

The Deputy Minister of Roads and Transport, Hon. Titus Glover had explained why there has been the need for that decision.

“We are suspending it to ensure that the right things are done. If I say right things are done, I mean public has not been given enough education. One of the major issues that has come up is the issue about the cost-the fees that they are paying, although it has been approved by the parliament. If it means that, we have to go back to parliament to amend that part of the fees that will be collected so people can have some respite , why not?”, he said.

However the Spokesperson for the Ghana Drivers and Car Owners Association, Francis Appiah has said the problem is not with the policy but rather with the Road Traffic Regulation Act.

“That book(Act) must be taken back to Parliament  for amendment because, that book(Act) is not clean.DVLA is using this same act to forcefully ask us to pay some exorbitant amount which should not be so”, he said.

“Drivers should also do their best to respect the laws governing the roads to avoid unexpected accidents”,he cautioned.

 

 

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