The Road Traffic Regulation (Adoption) Act, 2011 (Act 859).This act is to provide for the adoption of provisions of any international treaty, convention or agreement with respect to road traffic and road safety into the national laws of Ghana. This act provides that, “road traffic” means the driving of vehicles on roads and includes both road transport vehicles (including any motor vehicle) and vessels on seas, lakes, rivers and other areas used for the carriage of goods or people.
The term includes both road users that is drivers of any type of vehicles not being road motor vehicles and pedestrians. It also includes people working on roofs or in other places above ground level in buildings. or canals or in any ferry, the rules of the road and all rules, regulations and by-laws made under those Acts. This act provides that “driver” includes a person driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road; or riding or attempting to ride a motorcycle on a road. In this post, we are going to learn about the road traffic regulation acts all drivers should know in Ghana to avoid being arrested by a Police officer.
Road traffic regulation acts in Ghana include the following: This Act provides for the regulation of driving and licensing of drivers, the enforcement of traffic laws and motor vehicle insurance.
(a) The Road Traffic Regulation (Adoption) Act, 2011.
(b) The Road Traffic Act, 2000.
(c) The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations
The Road Traffic Act, 2000 — Section 5.
The section 5. of the road traffic act is predominantly on registration of vehicles used on public roads. It state that, every person who drives or attempts to drive a motor vehicle on a road shall register that vehicle with the Commissioner or the Authority in charge. Vehicle owners must register their vehicles before driving on public roads, and must provide proof of registration and identity whenever driving on the public road.
The Motor Vehicle (Registration) Regulations 2007 – Section 19(1). Prohibition of use of vehicles whose registrations have expired.
The Motor Vehicle (Registration) Regulations 2007 – Section 18(2) expand on the use of vehicles whose registrations have expired. The Section 19 (f) elaborate on penalty for failure to register a vehicle. The Road Traffic Act, 1960 – Section 108 (3) explain the offences by person in charge of vehicle while driving and attempting to drive on roads. The National Road Safety Regulations 1988 – Section 6(3) state the offences by person in charge of vehicle while driving and attempting to drive on roads. The National Road Safety Regulations 1988 – Section 3(3) provides prohibition of use of motor vehicles whose registrations have expired.
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