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NRSC commends Police for effective partnership

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policeMr Agyabeng Mensah Abrampa, Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), on Wednesday commended the Regional Command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Police for its support towards roads safety management in the region.

He said that the NRSC cherished the commitment and effort of the Police in enforcement of road traffic regulations, but was worried that excessive speeding among commercial drivers still remained a challenge.

Mr Abrampa gave the commendation during a road safety education by his outfit in collaboration with the MTTD in the area, organised at the Nana Bosoma central market in Sunyani.

While personnel from the MTTD inspected licenses of commercial drivers, fire extinguishers and warning triangles, the personnel from the NRSC also educated passengers on road traffic regulations.

Mr Abrampa emphasized that as Christmas approached, the police ought to intensify their patrols on major highways in the region to check over-speeding so that the trend of accident cases, which had minimize in the third to the last quarter of the year would be maintained.

He noted that as human error represented at least 80 per cent of all road crashes, the presence of the police in the various highways would deter drivers from over-speeding.

Mr Abrampa cautioned drivers that with the onset of the Harmattan, there would be a possibility of a foggy weather throughout the Christmas festivities, and entreated them to avoid over-speeding and regulate their lighting system well.

He advised all road users to adhere to traffic regulations and particularly called on passengers to check drivers against alcoholism.

Inspector Abednego Aborweh, Brong-Ahafo Regional MTTD Administrator, said the department was poised to ensure that road crashes were brought under the barest minimum before, during and after the Christmas festivities.

To achieve this feat, he said the department would continue to conduct routine checks on vehicles and beefed up police presence on the various roads in the region.

Inspector Aborweh observed that though the MTTD staff strength in the region was low, it would ensure effective collaboration with all key stakeholders in the transport industry to reduce road accidents.

Source: GNA

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