Supt. Stephen Tenkorang, Commander in charge of Bono, Ahafo and Bono East (BABE) Regional command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD) of Ghana Police, has called for an attitudinal change in the fight against congestion in the Sunyani Municipality and the country at large.
Speaking in an interview on Ark FM’s “Mantam Yimu kaseabo” on Tuesday, November 12, he charged shop owners to as a matter of urgency put an end to the practice of parking their vehicles in front of their shops.
“This is a major problem facing our command. You know we will be working on the other side while owners will be busy flouting the traffic regulations, which speak against parking in unauthorized places” he said.
Touching on the plans for this year’s yuletide, the Commander called on drivers to abide by traffic regulations as most accidents occurred as a result of disregard for traffic regulations.
“When festive season approaches, we will be deploying a huge number of our personnel onto the various roads in the Region. We will also share flyers and educate the general public on the need to contribute their quota to bringing the accident menace to zero”, Supt Tenkorang added.
“We have speed limits that drivers must abide and we also have road signs so if a driver disregards these there is the high chance of an accident occurring”, he stated.
Supt Tenkorang however raised concern about the increasing motor accidents in the three regions, with emphasis on Sunyani Municipality, saying ‘’just last month we recorded more than 17 motor accident cases with three deaths’’, which he attributed to lack of adherence to road traffic regulations.
‘’What we also noticed about the motor bike accidents is that majority of the riders have no license” he added.
Supt. Tenkorang reiterated the command’s commitment to help reduce the spate of accidents in the three regions.
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