Crime and Punishment

Ghana Police Goes Digital…Introduces New Technology Against Traffic Offence



By Enock Akonnor, Kumasi

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service will soon kick-start the utilization of a traffic enforcement technology to improve road safety in Ghana.

Traffictech-GH (to wit Traffic technology made in Ghana) is an automated system developed by the Ghana Police Service to enforce road traffic laws and regulations.

The system uses cameras and sensors to automatically take a picture and/or video of vehicles that flout road traffic laws and regulations such as speeding and jumping of redlight.

The initiative seeks to increase compliance of road traffic laws and regulations to reduce road traffic crashes, deaths and injuries.


It will deploy fixed mobile/in-vehicle and radar gun devices to capture amongst others, speeding and jumping redlight.

Pictures and/or videos recorded of the offence are automatically transmitted to a back office, for validation and issuance of a notification by SMS to the vehicle owner for payment.

Other traffic offences that will be enforced under Traffictech-GH are, expired road worthiness certificate, wrongful overtaking, non-use of seatbelts, use of mobile phones while driving, use of expired license, driving with an uninsured vehicle, abuse of siren, etc.

Traffictech-GH notification will indicate the location, date and time of the traffic offence, as well as the vehicle registration number, offence description and payment amount and deadline.

The foregoing were disclosed at a stakeholders engagement held in Kumasi on Monday, 28th August, 2023.

Briefing the media, Coordinator for the initiative Chief Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng (Director In charge of Education, Research and Training-MTTD) said the initiative will is carried out through a partnership with the Ghana Road Safety Authority,DVLA and the National Insurance Commission.

He explained that the move is a response to road safety challenges as far as road safety is concerned.

He described the system as fast, transmits information as quick as possible and practiced world-wide.

Chief Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng note that proposed fine per offence is not below GHs 120 and maximum not more than GHs 250.

On the consequences of defaulting on the payment of Traffictech-GH fine, offender will pay an additional 1% penalty on the original fine for each day of default after 14 days allowable payment period.

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