Emmanuel Nii Ankrah, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has urged drivers, particularly those who operate commercial vehicles, to be cautious on the road, as Christmas approaches.
He asked them to abide by road traffic regulations during and after the Christmas and the New Year festivities in order to save lives and property.
Nii Ankrah gave the advice after swearing-in newly elected Zongo Junction-UTC Taxi branch executives of the Union, in Accra.
The officers, who would be in office for four years, are Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim, Chairman, Mr. Samuel Kofi Oduro, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Joseph Benyin, Secretary, Mr. William Addae and Stephen Okai, First and Second Trustees respectively.
Nii Ankrah urged the drivers to avoid traffic offences, such as wrongful over-taking, over speeding, over-loading, drunk-driving, and the use of vehicles that are not road worthy and to take mandatory rest.
“These are some of the wrongdoings that must be avoided to prevent accidents on the road,” he said, and expressed the hope that through collaborative efforts off stakeholders the carnage on the road would be reduced.
He wished all commercial drivers and passengers Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance.