Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiama, has proposed that the Police administration adopt technology that can electronically check a driver’s license, preventing Police from suspending licenses for days or weeks.
He suggested that the licensing authority and the Police administration collaborate to develop an electronic system for instantly verifying licenses on the road.
The recommendation was made during a national consultative conference in Accra to revise the Road Traffic Act, 2004 (Act 683) and Regulations 2012, L. I 2180.
Mr Asiama revealed that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) is testing an electronic license verification system, and the Police Service’s Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) should follow suit.
The minister further added “Don’t let us give any discretion to anybody to cease licences and so we should challenge ourselves to produce a law that will enable the Police to check your licence there and give it to you immediately,”
Some forum attendees agreed with the Minister’s idea, stating that in this age of digitalization, the National Identification Authority’s database should aid in the verification of driver’s licenses.
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