Drivers are expected to pay compulsory towing fees at Drivers and Licensing Authority (DVLA) from July this year when registering vehicle or renewing road worthy.
The amount to be paid in addition to their road worthy renewal fees will range from Ghc 20 to Ghc100 depending on the size of car used with no exception to motorcycle users who will also pay Ghc10 per year.
This is as a result of the National Towing Project which is expected to be rolled out by July this year.
The National Towing Project which is being rolled out by the National Road Safety Commission in collaboration with DVLA, private towing companies, Police Service and Drivers is aimed at removing broke down’s vehicles that can possibly cause road accidents from the country’s roads.
The Director of Planning and Programmes at the National Road Safety Commission, Ing. David Osafo Adonteng who said this at a workshop organised by the National Safety Road Commission for Drivers and Stakeholders on the National Towing Project held in Kumasi on Tuesday, 16th May 2017, said, the project is part of government’s measures put in place to reduce road accidents on the nation’s roads.
According to him, towing machines will be available to tow out broke down’s vehicles whilst the nation’s highways will be also patrolled by motorcycles to make sure broke down’s vehicles are being towed out from roads.
He said, when the project is being rolled out, a short code will be given to Drivers to call when ever their vehicles broke down on the way to be towed out.
Ing. Adonteng said, the project is being backed by law, and therefore, called on Drivers to agree with government and pay the fees to help reduce road accident.
By : Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh