The Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service together with the Driver and Vehicles Licensing Authority and the National Road Safety Authority have embarked on a joint exercise in the Kumasi metropolis to rid the roads of unlicensed drivers.
Most documents of Commercial drivers that were inspected fell short of the requirements needed for driving.
The Ashanti region has recorded 108 deaths through road crashes between January and February this year.
The joint operation by the MTTD, DVLA and NRSA was mounted in the Kwadaso municipality due to the busy nature of roads in that area.
Officials from the three agencies inspected road worthy certificates of drivers, vehicle insurance certificates, Drivers License, warning triangles and fire extinguishers.
They also ensured that the drivers wore their seat belts.
In the case of motor and tricycle riders they were asked to wear their safety helmets.
Motorists who were in breach of road safety regulations had their vehicles impounded and were asked to visit the appropriate offices to get all the needed documents before they could resume driving.
A motor rider, Twumasi Ankrah and a pillion driver Ampong were stopped for not wearing the safety helmet.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Authority, Madam Simbiat Wiredu, said most private vehicle drivers were compliant with the road safety requirements but the same could not be said for commercial drivers.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of DVLA, Mr. Amos Abakah, said the exercise which is intended to help reduce road crashes will be sustained.