Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Angwubutoge Awuni, Commander of Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of Ghana Police Service, has called on passengers to assist the police to check reckless drivers.
He said this would help the police to arrest irresponsible drivers on the roads and save lives during and after the Yuletide.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra on Tuesday, ACP Awuni said more police personnel would be deployed to undertake road checks as well as the condition of vehicles on the major roads in the country.
He warned that any driver caught with defective lights, driving mirrors and not well maintained vehicles, during the Christmas festivities would have his or her vehicle impounded while commercial drivers below 25 years and those who used unauthorised driving licence would be arrested.
ACP Awuni said educational programmes on road safety would be intensified in collaboration with stakeholders in the transport industry to ensure an accident-free Yuletide.
He appealed to the executives of various transport unions to ensure that vehicles that leave the stations were in good condition.
ACP Awuni announced that speed guns and alco meters would be available at the police check points weed out over speeding and drunk drivers.
“Everyone must participate to ensure road safety. All road users should comply with the rules and regulations to make sure that they have all the necessary documents needed for use on the roads”, he added.