Over 80% of Vehicles Found in Violation During Road Checks in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU — A recent traffic compliance operation across Burkina Faso’s six main national roads revealed a high rate of vehicular violations, with 789 out of 968 vehicles failing inspections from June 27 to 29, 2024.

According to Burkina Information Agency, the Director of Cabinet (DIRCAB) of the Ministry in charge of Transport, the checks were a collaborative effort involving the General Directorate of Land and Maritime Transport (DGTTM), the Motor Vehicle Control Center (CCVA), and ONASER. The violations, which totaled 851 cases, were primarily due to excessive speeding, the absence of a first aid kit, and the lack of a speed limiter installation certificate among drivers. “Given these alarming statistics, it is crucial for transporters, drivers, and other road users to adhere to speed limits and avoid risky behaviors on the roads,” stated Mr. Sawadogo.

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