The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has revealed that it has removed more than twelve thousand (12,000) unapproved lamps so far from vehicles that use them.
According to the Authority the exercise was done in collaboration with the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) to ensure the Regulation 85 of the L.I. 2180 of the Road Traffic Regulation is duly enforced.
The power to enforce the law came into effect on September 30, 2021, which enforcement started in October 2021 across the country.
According to the Eastern Regional Head of NRSA, Dennis Yirebu, little over one thousand (1000) unapproved lamps were confiscated in the Eastern region.
“In the Eastern Region, the strong teamwork between the three institutions resulted in a little over 1,000 lamps removed,” Dennis Yirebu said.
He disclosed this in Koforidua Thursday, November 11, 2022, during the opening ceremony for training of accident and Traffic enforcement officers and DVLA Technician Engineers drawn from the Central, Central East, Tema, Accra, Volta, and Eastern Regions.
Strobe lights affixed to vehicles exposed other road users to crashes, especially at night.
Owners of vehicles have been advised to desist from installing strobe lights on their vehicles to avoid prosecution.