The Upper East Regional Manager of the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Al-rashid Mohammed has called on drivers and vehicle owners to be mindful of the use of the vehicle layoff certificate.
According to the Manager, Al-rashid Mohammed, the certificate when applied appropriately, helps to inform DVLA of the withdrawal of the said vehicle temporarily from the road and also limits the owner from paying extra fines when utilizing it again after a long time.
But this, he said a majority of drivers in the region, for reasons best known to them, failed to use it when parking their vehicles for a long time.
“… you see, someone will park his car for one to two years without registering for a vehicle layoff certificate yet will want to use it afterward. If you are going for a long trip of two to three years and you are to park your vehicle, the best way is always to register for the vehicle layoff certificate. It helps you and us to keep track of the vehicle and provide appropriate fines when you begin using it again.”
He made this known on A1 Radio’s flagship programme Work and Happiness hosted by Joseph Yaro.
Touching on the importance of roadworthiness, the manager explained that it helps drivers to be well-positioned on the road.
“Aside from the vehicles, I’m encouraging motorbike users to also do their road worthy. This time around, we will soon begin our exercise. If you are a motorbike rider and you don’t have your roadworthy be mindful that such bike will not be on the road because it is not well-positioned to be on the road.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana