Road Safety Alerts

Road Safety Alerts

A responsible driver must use a legally acquired driver’s license to drive the appropriate vehicle permitted by law. Remember, it is an offence to drive with a fake driving license.

Key safety tips for responsible driving


  • Proper vehicle maintenance Regime – Ensuring vehicles are road worthy before stepping on the road is very essential.
  • Take care to ensure that your vehicle stays in good working condition. This includes keeping fluids topped off, performing schedule engine maintenance, functional exterior lights, good tires   and many more.
  • Defensive driving is something every driver must keep in mind to ensure safer road ways for all road users.  A good driver plans his journey, eg where to rest, etc…
  • Buckle Up – all occupants of a vehicle including the driver are obliged to wear theirs seat belts when it is available.  Babies are protected with child restraints.  Remember seat belts protect drivers and prevent secondary collision.
  • Staying alert – a driver must always concentrate, observe and anticipate whiles driving.
  • Tolerance – Ignoring provocations from other road users is an essential attribute of a good driver
  • Exercise patience – many road accidents are caused by impatient drivers.
  • Share the road – Remember to share the road with other users graciously, recognizing that all drivers and road users in general deserve to be treated with respect.
  • Obey Traffic Signals – Pay close attention to and obey stop signs and traffic lights.
  • Remember that the intent of an amber or yellow signal is to notify drivers  to slow down and prepare to stop and should not be viewed as a sign to speed through an intersection before the light turns red.  The Green signal means go if it is safe, this is to avoid crashing with recalcitrant drivers who jumps red.  Red simply means stop.
  • “Kill your speed before it kills you” It is very important for drivers to stick to the posted speed limit at all times.
  • Appropriate Speeding – Drivers are reminded to always make adjustments by slowing down when the prevailing weather and environmental conditions are less than perfect such as rainy, foggy, hilly or poor roads, extra precautions are expected.
  • Never drive under the influence of Alcohol or drugs no matter how much or how little you take, your attention and concentration span is dramatically reduced which significantly increases the chance of an accident.
    • Remember getting behind the wheel of a vehicle be it car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle after consuming alcohol is a serious crime.
  • A responsible driver must always avoid needless distractions such as using hand held cell phone, eating, sending text messages etc… whilst driving.
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President Akufo Addo names New IGP


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The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit [DOVVSU] of the Ghana Police Service is a one-stop centre of services for victims of abuse and others.

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    March 20, 2020
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    Heads of Security Sector Institutions (SSI) of The Gambia have paid study tour to the Ghana Police Service, to have firsthand information about the operations and administration of Policing in Ghana. The tour, which took place this afternoon involved a delegation led by The Gambian National Security Advisor to the President. It also included the

    October 8, 2019
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    The owner and driver of Kia Rhino truck with registration number GS 5491-13, attempted to bribe a Police Highway Patrol Team with an amount of over ⸿16,000.00 when Police found more than three sack-full of substances believed to be Indian hemp on the vehicle, on the Accra-Tema Motorway stretch today. The Patrol Team on its

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Our Fallen Heroes

Our Heroes

Constable Michael Kporyi

Our Heroes

Lance Corporal Robert Ackah

It’s not always easy or “convenient” being a police officer, but it is a noble calling. And the Ghana is fortunate that the members of our police service are all honourable men and women, dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of our community. They sacrifice of their time, their talents….and sometimes their very own lives.
On this page we honour several brave and dedicated men from the Ghana Police Service: men and women who – in dangerous situations – were reaching out to help those in need of their services and ultimately paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is with great honor that we dedicate this section to them – to let their families know that who they were, and what they stood for, remains steadfast in our hearts and our minds. We are proud to call them our brothers and sisters. We will be forever thankful that they chose to serve their country.

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