According To MTTU 90% Of Road Fatalities Due To Indiscipline.
The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Police service insist 90 percent of fatalities on the country’s roads are due to indiscipline.
This includes unlicensed drivers, poor road maintenance and bad vehicles which have contributed to the carnage on the roads.
Head of Training and Education at the Unit, DSP Alex Obeng says his outfit will intensify its watchdog role on the roads, adding no motorist will be spared when caught violating road rules.
More than 2,200 people lost their lives in 2012 through road accidents, about 26 percent higher than 2011.
Speaking to XYZ News, DSP Obeng said the situation is unacceptable.
Meanwhile, commercial vehicle operators are being cautioned to observe the prohibitory order at the various ministries or face legal prosecution.
In a statement, the MTTU said the activities of drivers particularly taxi drivers at the ministries must stop immediately.
It said a command has been deployed to ensure compliance while warning notices and appropriate stopping points have been erected to enhance passenger convenience.
The statement said some notable areas of traffic law breaches within the ministries’ area include the roads in front of the Customs headquarters linking the VRA head office and the National Sports Stadium.
The MTTU expressed the hope that commercial operators will adhere to traffic directives issued with regard to the use of those roads and spaces to avoid prosecution.