Presentation by DLVA

Report
BY J. M. Y. AMEGASHIE FCILT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE
DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AUTHORITY
Introduction
 Road traffic is governed and regulated
 The provisions in statute relevant regulations and case
law
 Road traffic as a focus area of transport policy
 Section 9 (4) of the repealed Road Traffic Ordinance no.
55 0f 1952
Establishment of the Authority –
Act 1999, Act 569
 Mandate
 Mission
 Vision
 Directorates
OPPORTUNITIES
 Owners, Fleet Operators
There are a number of provisions In the Road Traffic Act 2004, Act 683 and the Motor
Vehicle Third Party Insurance Act 1958, No
 Section 21 of the Road traffic Act 2004, Act 683,
 Section 80 of the Road Traffic Act - Use of Vehicle in a Dangerous Condition
 Section 89 - Liability of owner and other persons for breach of construction and use
requirements
 Permitting Use of Uninsured Vehicle
Challenges
 Inability to establish Traffic Police Department
 Lack of Participation in Compliance with Construction and Use Requirements
 Lack of Information Flow amongst Key Stakeholders
 Publicity and Information Dissemination
 Lack of Data Base in Drivers
 Lack of Adequate Regulatory Framework
 Malpractices in Motor Vehicle Administration
 Issues with Court Orders to Transfer Ownership of Vehicles
Way Forward
 Introduction of penalty points in Driver License
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Administration
Completion of automation of the activities and process of
the Authority
Introduction of Probationary Licensing System
Interface of systems amongst the Courts, Police, Authority
and Insurance Companies
Establishment of the Traffic Police Department
Regular workshops should be held for personnel of Motor
Transport and Traffic Unit to enable them appreciates the
content of legislation and regulation so that they can
implement the law to the letter.
Referrences
 J. M. Y. Amegashie - The Vehicle Owners and Driver;
The Law And Conventions On Road Transport, 2010
 Road Traffic Act 2004, Act 683
 Road Traffic Ordinance No. 55 Of 1952 (Repealed)
 Road Traffic Regulations 1974, LI 953
Thank You
For
Your Attention

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