The Adentan Municipal Assembly Road Safety Management Committee in collaboration with the Public Relations and Complaints education team, Ghana National Roads and Safety Authority (GNRS) and the Ghana Police Service have held a sensitization program to educate transport operators within the Municipality on road safety on Tuesday 20th December,2022 at Ashaley Botwe Lorry Station.

This is an annual event organized to remind transport operators and the public on the importance of being cautious on the road in order to prevent and reduce the occurrences of road accidents.

Mr. Felix Owusu from GNRS who led his team to educate the transport operators. He said many factors might contribute to road accidents but majority of the blame lies on the three persons that use the road thus the driver or rider, pedestrians and the passengers. This he said is due to the fact that most people ignore the road safety signs when using the road which is a bad and a dangerous thing to do and must be stopped.

Mr. Owusu further took the transport operators through the road safety signs and tested their knowledge on what they mean when it is seen on the road.

In addition, DSP Mabel Tetteh from the Adentan Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTU) also urged and cautioned the transport operators to make sure they have their license with them at all times before setting off on the road.

According to her, it is the most important thing every driver must have since it is strongly backed by the law and can put one in trouble when caught by the police without it.

“License is a crucial thing when it comes to driving hence it must be worked on or done by the appropriate authorities thus the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA)”, she said.

The Municipal Information Officer, Nii adotey Saka, a member of Public Relations and Complaints Committee(PRCC) education team explained to the transport operators that, the assembly as the administrative head in the municipality in terms of management of road usage as well as commuters’ protection unit.


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