The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has hinted to embark on an enforcement exercise that will arrest riders who overload passengers on motor bicycles.
The commission in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service would soon clamp down on ‘Okada’ and other riders of motorbikes to get them to conform to road traffic regulations.
The exercise which would begin in the Greater Accra Region would also arrest motor riders who ply their trade without the use of a helmet. The campaign has been initiated to educate drivers and motor riders on road traffic regulations. The sensitization campaign is also instituted to ensure ‘accident-free’ on our roads.
However, as part of the campaign exercise, the commission visited lorry stations and market centres to sensitise drivers, passengers and pedestrians on road safety regulations, likewise road safety flyers were also presented to drivers and motor riders to guide them in their operations to save lives.
The Regional Manager added that pedestrians must endeavour to make good use of pedestrian crossing points and footbridges to crossroads instead of running across the streets.
A Road Safety advocate, popularly known as Osofo Moses, noted that a team would also visit toll booths, lorry terminals and strategic locations on the highways to educate motorists, pedestrians and passengers to curb the accident on the road.
By: Mabel Sowah