Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ghana: Run Traffitech-GH however By no means Abandon Visitors Lights


We applaud a brand new know-how dubbed “Traffitech-GH” launched by the Motor Visitors and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) along with the Nationwide Street Security Authority (NRSA) to spice up the enforcement of highway visitors legal guidelines and rules to enhance highway security within the nation.

The automated system is programmed in a approach to mechanically take footage or movies of autos whose drivers or riders flout highway visitors legal guidelines and rules by doing breakneck dashing and operating by crimson lights.

The system is such that the cameras and sensors getting used are mounted at varied strategic areas in autos and the roadside; radar gun gadgets are also used.

This implies the police and the NRSA wish to be certain that this time round offending highway customers, drivers or motorbike riders, can be captured and can’t deny perpetrating the actual offence.

It is because footage and movies of the offences are mechanically transmitted to a again workplace for validation and notifications despatched by SMS to the car homeowners to immediate them to pay the suitable fines.

That’s to say that there isn’t a human interface by which sure negotiations and manipulations can go on to undermine punishments for highway offences.

We help the decision to the general public to assist the brand new know-how to succeed as a result of the ever-increasing highway crashes within the nation and attendant trauma, accidents and fatalities are taking a toll on public security and well being, in addition to productiveness and public finance.

Over time, the police, the NRSA and different stakeholders have been doing their bits to make sure highway security however among the stakeholders themselves undermine the efforts in a means.

It’s an open secret, as an example, that among the MTTD personnel who go on highway checks settle for bribes from offending highway customers and set them free.

We can’t inform when the Traffitech-GH might be deployed throughout the nation however hope it will be ahead of later.

It will assist get rid of the manipulations and adverse affect in checking the carnage and different unpleasantness on the nation’s highway similar to accidents, knockdowns, over-loading, dashing and pointless overtaking.

Now, there’s a name on the general public to assist the brand new system work and the query for the police and the NRSA to reply is: “How do the members of the general public aside from drivers and motorbike riders assist the brand new system to work?”