Drivers declare operation “accident-free Easter”

Some commercial drivers and driver unions in the Volta Region on Friday resolved to complement the efforts of the National Road Safety (NRSC) and its stakeholders towards an “accident free Easter” this year.

They pledged to go by the road traffic regulations and act professionally on the road to curb road crashes especially on Ho-Asikume-Hohoe and Ho-Akatsi-Aflao highways, described as accident prone routes in the Region.

They made the pledge during a three-day intensive road safety education campaign by the NRSC in the Region.

The exercise supported by the police and personnel from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) involved road checks during which some drivers were arrested for various offences.

Offences for which drivers were arrested included improper dressing and the lack of documents covering their vehicles.

Mr Sebastian Akyeampong, Volta Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, said the “positive response” from drivers would yield “great results.”

He noted that festive periods were times that the Region records high road crashes and urged all stakeholders to help turn the situation around.

Mr Akyeampong expressed concern about the large number of vehicles which are not road worthy yet are on the road and urged the driver unions to collaborate with the police to get those vehicles off the road.

He also expressed worry about the several   potholes and illegal speed rumps on highways in the Region and urged the Ghana Highway Authority to address the challenge.

Source: GNA

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