By: Razak Baba
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA, has stepped up efforts to reduce carnage on the roads with the introduction of the five electronic gadgets.
The gadgets are to check the road-worthiness of vehicles and authenticity of their documents.
The electronic gadgets introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA to help reduce carnage on the roads are a hand-held tablet, tyre tread depth gauges, digital tape measures, tint metres and hand-held brake testers.
They are to support Compliance and Enforcement officials of the DVLA in thorough checking of vehicles on the road.
The move apart from targeting the reduction of road crashes, also seeks to strengthen the mandate of the DVLA in promoting good driving standards in the country and ensuring the use of road-worthy vehicles on the roads.
Head of the Compliance and Enforcement Unit of the DVLA, Mr. Richard Kwasi Eyiah demonstrated the functions of the various gadgets to the media in Kumasi, ahead of an exercise to check vehicles in the metropolis.
He said the hand-held tablet is meant to verify uniqueness of drivers licenses, road-worthy certificate and registration number of vehicles.
He urged the media to complement the efforts of the Authority by educating the public especially motorists about the deployment of the new equipment.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of the DVLA, Mr. Amos Abakah emphasized the importance of the application of technology to improve driver and vehicle licensing administration in the country.