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Traffic offenders are either ‘mad or a criminal’ – COP Kofi Boakye

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Director-General of Research and Planning of the Ghana Police Service, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye has described motorists who violate various traffic regulation on roads as ‘mad, sick or criminals’.

According to COP Kofi Boakye, there must be an operation which should be aimed at enforcing compliance to road safety regulations and instilling discipline into motorists in all parts of the country.

Speaking on “security threats and challenges, mitigating measures” at a meeting of the Association of Women Accountants of Ghana in Tamale, he called for strict enforcement of road traffic regulations in the country to reduce the high level of indiscipline on roads.

“We have to start enforcing all laws. How come people jump red lights and just pass through. People who jump red lights are either mad or either sick or either a criminal who is running away from crime. We must find a way of dealing with such people. If we cannot fight the small crimes, then we cannot fight the big crimes. That’s the policy”, he said.

The no-nonsense police boss believes riders without protective crash helmets and the use of motorcycles that are not covered by the requisite insurance and road-worthiness documents should be promptly booked and put before the law courts.

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