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BY J. M. Y. AMEGASHIE FCILT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AUTHORITY

Introduction

Road traffic is governed and regulated

The provisions in statute relevant regulations and case law

Road traffic as a focus area of transport policy

Section 9 (4) of the repealed Road Traffic Ordinance no. 55 0f 1952

Establishment of the Authority – Act 1999, Act 569

 Mandate  Mission  Vision  Directorates

OPPORTUNITIES

Owners, Fleet Operators

There are a number of provisions In the Road Traffic Act 2004, Act 683 and the Motor Vehicle Third Party Insurance Act 1958, No

Section 21 of the Road traffic Act 2004, Act 683,

Section 80 of the Road Traffic Act - Use of Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition

Section 89 - Liability of owner and other persons for breach of construction and use

requirements

Permitting Use of Uninsured Vehicle

Challenges

Inability to establish Traffic Police Department

Lack of Participation in Compliance with Construction and Use Requirements

Lack of Information Flow amongst Key Stakeholders

Publicity and Information Dissemination

Lack of Data Base in Drivers

Lack of Adequate Regulatory Framework

Malpractices in Motor Vehicle Administration

Issues with Court Orders to Transfer Ownership of Vehicles

Way Forward

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Introduction of penalty points in Driver License Administration Completion of automation of the activities and process of the Authority Introduction of Probationary Licensing System Interface of systems amongst the Courts, Police, Authority and Insurance Companies Establishment of the Traffic Police Department

Regular workshops should be held for personnel of Motor Transport and Traffic Unit to enable them appreciates the content of legislation and regulation so that they can implement the law to the letter.

Referrences

J. M. Y. Amegashie - The Vehicle Owners and Driver; The Law And Conventions On Road Transport, 2010

Road Traffic Act 2004, Act 683

Road Traffic Ordinance No. 55 Of 1952 (Repealed)

Road Traffic Regulations 1974, LI 953

Thank You For Your Attention