The Police Service has finally launched a Surveillance Centre and Traffic Monitoring system to check road violations. The system is set up and programmed by the Police Administration and managed by specially trained agents of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD).
The Surveillance Centre conducts traffic monitoring and surveillance throughout the country with the help of special cameras which are installed at the various intersections, vital installations, and highways across the country.
In an interview monitored by TheGhanaTech.com, the surveillance cameras will be used to gather intelligence, prevention of crime, the protection of a process, people, group, and the investigation of crime. It is also going to be used by the Ghana Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to plan and capture some illegal issues
The Motor Transport and Traffic Department’s Monitoring and the Surveillance Centre has impounded some vehicles for various traffic offenses during a special exercise conducted in partnership with Citi FM/TV on Wednesday, 25 August.
The exercise forms part of the Police Administration’s resolve to clamp down on reckless and careless driving, the blatant disregarding for road traffic regulations, and to reduce deaths on our roads.
The agents who seat behind the console lookout for road traffic offenses and take note of details of the vehicle for processing from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).