Drivers asked to show concern about carnage on the roads

The Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Superintendent (Sup) James Sarfo-Peprah, has called on drivers to shown concern about deaths through road accidents.

He said statistics released by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) indicated that between January this year to date, the country has recorded 5,340 road accidents in which 746 people died and 4,950 sustained various degrees of injuries.

Sup Sarfo-Peprah made the call in an interview with GNA at Koforidua on Monday, after a day’s sensitization workshop on how to reduce the spate of road accidents, organised by BM Kings Limited, an Accra based company, for the MTTU personnel in the Region.

Participants were educated on the use of life loc professional breath alcoholic and drug testing machine, which is new equipment for determining alcoholic level of drivers before setting off from the lorry stations.

Sup Sarfo-Peprah warned that the MTTU would not relent on its efforts to flush out all irresponsible drivers on the road, to reduce the spate of carnage on the roads.

He asked drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations and said the MTTU would collaborate with all stakeholders in the transport industry to prevent road accidents.

The Administration and Human Resource Manageress of BM Kings Limited, Ms Mawuli Alomenu, said the workshop was a collaborative effort between the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, the Private Road Transport Owners Association the Ghana Police Service, NRSC and the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority.

She appealed to commercial drivers to support the MTTU in the exercise, to prevent carnage on the roads.

Source: GNA

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