Traffic Management Expert offers vehicle re-registration to create a national database system


Mr. Samuel Oppong, expert in traffic management, proposes a new national database system via a digitally readable vehicle license plate, in order to reposition the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in order to optimize revenues and road safety.

He said this would be achieved through the use of improved automated systems, in the case of vehicle registration in Ghana.

Mr Oppong made this known in an interview with the Ghanaian news agency in Accra over the weekend.

He said the ultimate goal of the system was to improve road safety, collect revenue and create jobs for young people.

Mr. Oppong said the new development among the activities will be implemented to achieve the goals and targets through Vehicle Registration and Management System (VRMS), a web platform.

The web platform, he said, would be installed on a 3-tier data center with a disaster recovery replication site that would be connected to stakeholders such as private vehicle test stations. (PVTS), insurance companies and automobile traffic and transport. Ghana Police Service Department.

“The other stakeholders are the Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division), the National Identification Authority, banks, motor courts, Ghana Immigration Service and the public.

He explained that the connection would be through a secure VPN using the proper encryption and other security tools to protect and secure the data.

The traffic management expert said the deployment of VRMS would be through dedicated local networks in all DVLA and PVTS centers or through a wide area network leveraging the infrastructure that the National Information Technology Agency had already supplied nationally.

He said that after establishing the connection with all major stakeholders, the DVLA will re-register all vehicles and vehicle owners / drivers using vehicle registration documents, all receipts from the GRA, PVTS roadworthiness certificate, insurance coverage notes, vehicle owner / driver national IDs, and DVLA service charge receipts.

The data collected, he said, would be used to generate the appropriate license plate for the vehicle using the VRMS.

“Here, the license plate format generation algorithm would be discussed with the DVLA before the VRMS is finalized.

Mr Oppong said the deployment of the system would ensure the creation of an automatic toll payment system that would significantly reduce long queues of traffic at toll plazas.

“The result of the re-registration exercise would be easy tax determination and collection, proper and accurate vehicle inspection data, license plate authentication, and accurate number and number information. types of vehicles in the country for planning purposes, ”he noted.

Mr. Oppong recommended that to ensure successful and full implementation of the proposal, more PVTS be allowed across the country, taking into account the creation of additional regions and districts.

He also suggested that speed cameras that could communicate with the vehicle’s license plates be installed to generate all registration information relating to the vehicle.

“Insurance companies of all violators could also be overtaxed with fines directly and instantly, so that customers in turn are billed for reimbursement.”

“This policy would ensure that regular or reckless violators have no insurance company to cover their risks, thus reducing accidents on the roads,” he noted.

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