The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service is urging road users to adhere to road safety protocols aimed at reducing carnage on roads ahead of the festive season.
According to the MTTD, the call has become necessary due to the alarming rate of road crashes in different parts of the country. Available records show that at least 2,080 deaths were recorded this year between January 1 and October 31.
The precautionary measures, according to Deputy Central Regional Director of the MTTD, Superintendent Bismarck Sertordzie, include abhorrence for drink driving, speeding, wrongful overtaking, proper maintenance of vehicles as well as the observance of general road signs and warnings.
The MTTD indicates that drivers’ decision to adhere to the protocols could go a long way in reducing carnage on the roads by 80%.
Superintendent Sertordzie said the Christmas season should be a wake up call to all road users in the country to be extremely cautious to avoid loss of lives.
Listen to the MTTD official speaking to Asaase Radio on the sidelines of stakeholders’ conference in Cape Coast on strategies to reduce carnage on the roads.
Kwame Baah -Acheamfuor