The MTTU in an outreach programme towards road safety practices during the impending celebration, visited the major mosques in Koforidua and its environs and educated the Muslims on various practices that posed danger to them and other road users during the festival.
Police Superintendent James Sarfo-Peprah, MTTU Commander, told the
Muslims that the use of unregistered motorbikes, sitting in the bucket of KIA trucks and tooting of car horns which had become part of their festival were against road traffic regulations.
He noted that during the Eid festivities most of the youth hired KIA trucks and sat in the bucket as a form of display and said all those acts posed a danger to them because the trucks were not covered by insurance.
According to the MTTU Commander, the KIA trucks had insurance cover for only three persons and so in the event of any accident nobody except those in the front seat were entitled to insurance.
He said because it was a religious festival it would be difficult for the police to be arresting them and urged the leaders to impress upon the youth to be law abiding to prevent any unpleasant clash between them and the police.
The leaders of the various mosques said they had also been worried over the way the youth celebrate the Eid festivities, adding that it was not part of Islamic tradition.
They pledged their support to the police to ensure that the festival this time round did not pose any danger to themselves and other road users.