The Ashanti Regional Chairman for Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of Sofoline, Mr Albert Boamah has called on all Ghanaians, especially, stakeholders in the transport sector, to come together and work to reduce road accidents in the country to the barest minimum.
According to Chairman Albert,The trend in RTA injuries and death is becoming alarming in the country and the number of fatal and disabling road accident happening is increasing day by day and is a real challenge for all the concerned agencies to prevent it.
He said, Is about some days ago I saw a pickup car which supposed to pick up 3 number of persons, picking up over 30 people going for campaign at Awima Koforidua, in case of any accident they are all going to die and I expect the Government to give Ghana police service a special power to fight against such act and warm politicians to do away with such act in this year elections.
I expect all drivers to go by the Road Traffic Regulation 2012, L.I. 2180, that places a responsibility on commercial drivers to have a mandatory 30 minutes rest after every four hours of driving, “he lamented”
He expressed worry over the situation where road accident cases increased during Christmas festivities and warm passengers to avoid unnecessary argument when they are in car to help the driver focused on the driving to avoid accident.
He added that, most of those accidents were caused by negligence on the part of drivers, faulty traffic lights on the roads and the inability of drivers and pedestrians to identify road markings.
However, Mr Albert Boamah advised drivers to avoid drink-driving,Avoid over-speeding and following speed limits and the use of substances that caused drowsiness in order to avoid accidents.
Story by Nana Adusi Poku Konfanko
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