It has been revealed by the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) that the outfit has so far arrested about 100 people for failing to use the Madina-Adentan footbridges, a footbridge that raised so much brouhaha in the country.
Before the footbridge was constructed, there were quite a number of serious accidents recorded on a daily basis. This made the whole country complain bitterly about the situation and eventually, the footbridge was made.
However, since the footbridge was completed, there were also complaints about the bridge being too long and caused serious inconvenience due to the length, and this has seen some pedestrians jaywalking instead of using the footbridges.
In a recent submission, Madina MTTD Commander, Superintendent Paul Wesley Baah, indicated that jaywalking is an offense punishable by law.
“The exercise is just to get the general public to comply with the law. The footbridges have been completed and the pedestrians don’t want to use it and it is causing a lot of knockdowns, people are being injured, people are being killed. It is high time we make sure that we stop all this on the road. We will process them for court,” he said.