The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) have announced that it will begin a new number plate regime for articulated vehicles in June 2019.
The upcoming change will see the issuance of separate license plates for the vehicles and the trailers.
The number to be displayed in front of the vehicles will, therefore, be different from the number displayed behind the trailers.
All articulated and trailers in Ghana currently display the same license plates at the front and back.
This, the DVLA finds problematic because trailers are detachable from the dragging vehicle.
It argued further that because trailers are not separately registered, owners do not properly maintain them.
George Ackom, the Director for Vehicle Inspection and Registration speaking to Citi News at a workshop jointly organized for journalists by the DVLA and the Road Safety Commission at Elmina in the Central Region, he said the policy is in line with international best practices.
He explained that the plan to have both elements registered separately has long existed in the country’s road safety regulations but have not been implemented.