The Eastern Regional Command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, has issued a three-month ultimatum to drivers, who drive commercial vehicles with private number plates to rectify the anomaly or face the full rigours of the law.
The unit made specific reference to drivers of the newly acquired Urvan buses, who are engaged in the practice.
Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after a meeting with stakeholders in the transport business in Koforidua on Thursday, Mr James Sarfo-Peprah, Regional MTTU Police Commander, explained that the insurance cover of the vehicles favoured only the car owners to the detriment of passengers.
He said cars with private number plates were not comprehensively insured.
Mr Sarfo-Peprah said according to road traffic regulations, commercial vehicles were required to have an insurance package that would favour all passengers on board in case of accident, adding that the measure was not peculiar to the region alone.
Some of the drivers who spoke to GNA claimed that they did not know the relevance of the type of insurance policies covering their vehicles and pledged to streamline the situation.
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