Western Regional MTTD sensitize drivers on safety measures

Takoradi, The Western Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service in collaboration with the GPRTU and other partners have organised a sensitization seminar for road users on the need to observe road safety regulations.

The sensitization seminar supported by the Road Safety Commission, DVLA and Beach FM was also held for drivers of the Tarkwa station and other long journey drivers.

Superintendent Richard Appiah Head of the Regional MTTD Sekondi, who was the facilitator of the training, highlighted the need for drivers to be wary of some human errors that tend to increase crashes on the road.

He also highlighted the the elements of dangerous driving, wrongful overtaking, over speeding, disregarding zebra crossing, leaving vehicles in dangerous positions and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Other issues discussed were the renewal of documents of drivers licence, roadworthy certificate and insurance as well as carrying of safety devices in motor vehicles such as advance warning triangle, fire extinguisher and spare tyres.

Mr Emmanuel Narh, the Regional Manager of DVLA, stressed on the need for drivers to comply with the road traffic regulations and the need to obtain the requisite driver’s licence.

Nana Anor Amehere, a road safety advocate, also called upon the government to ensure the general maintenance of roads to reduce motor accident rates in the country.

The programme was attended by about 300 participants drawn from various lorry stations

Source: Ghana News Agency