Central region

Central region police instruct leaders of transport unions to assess drivers’ psyche

The Central Regional Police Command calls on the region’s transport unions to work on the psyche of commercial drivers in order to reduce their speed and unnecessary overtaking.

Regional Police Commander DCOP Kwadwo Antwi Tabi said frequent crashes on the region’s roads, especially on the Accra-Cape Coast highway, could easily be avoided if drivers were constantly reminded to value of the life they carry.

Speaking during a stakeholder engagement organized by the Central Regional Security Council on measures to tackle indiscipline on the roads and therefore reduce cases of accidents, the regional commander insisted on fact that much carnage on the road is the result of human error and much needs to be done to combat such behavior.

Central Regional Police Commander DCOP Kwadwo Antwi-Tabi calls on transport union leaders to organize daily briefings for drivers before they start work.

He said: “I want to implore everyone here to help us deal with the messy situations that occur on our roads. My appeal is to the leaders of the transport unions to hold daily meetings with the drivers, at least once a day to make them understand that they value human lives.

Central region police instruct leaders of transport unions to assess drivers' psyche

He said many drivers don’t care about speed limits and overtaking on unauthorized sections of the road has become a habit for them.

“Talk to them because they are human beings they are carrying. They should handle them with care when on the road.

The police commander wants the general public to support the police in disinfecting the road.

Regional Center Minister Justina Marigold Assan called on stakeholders to get involved in reducing the accident rate in the region.

Central region police instruct leaders of transport unions to assess drivers' psyche
Regional Minister of the Center, Justina Marigold Assan

“We have to unite and do it. We could reduce the carnage on the road with your support, ”he added.

Responders say they will put strict measures in place to deal with unruly on the road.