The Transport committee of Parliament has accused the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of taking decision without the input of interest groups and threatens to summon the boss to explain his decision to change the number plate for articulated trucks.
This follows the DVLA's decision from June this year to register over 300,000 trailers and their head separately across the country .The DVLA noted that because trailers are not registered, owners do not maintain them properly.
Presently, all articulated trucks and trailers have the same license plates at the front and back.
According to the DVLA ,when the new initiative is implemented, the number to be displayed in front of the vehicles will, therefore, be different from the number displayed behind the trailers.
Parliament says it's not happy with the DVLA, and that DVLA will be summoned by parliament together with the Ministry of Road andTransport to explain their reason for the new initiative.
In an interview with Starr news the Ranking Member of Roads and Transport in Parliament Governs Kwame Agbodza said:
The CEO of National Roads and Safety commission Ing. May Yeboah believes the initiative is a step in the right direction that it will prevent vehicles from crashing into trailers stuck on the road: