The Volta Regional Police Command, National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the National Insurance Commission (NIC) launched a media campaign to sensitize drivers in the South Tongu district of the Volta region.
The Thursday, April 7, 2022 initiative is to engage drivers in the South Tongu district on the causes of road accidents, its effects and how to minimize the carnage, especially on the N1 road leading to the Aflao border.
Speaking on Sela radio and Dela radio at Adidome and Dabala respectively, Engineer Tibu Yirenkyi, the Volta Regional Manager of NRSC called on executives of the various Transport Unions to begin implementing the six months re-training they are expected to organize for drivers to ensure that the drivers are refreshed adequately to carry on their day-to-day activities in accordance with the safety protocols required by law.
He stressed on driver discipline. According to him, drivers are supposed to ensure the safety of patrons of their services. He implored drivers to stay alive to enjoy the Easter festivities with their families.
Mr. Evans Osei, the Volta regional director of NIC, took turn to educate the drivers on the procedure for procuring insurance, processing of insurance claims and the checklist for considering victims for any benefits.
According to him, when accidents occur, vehicle owners are required to present accident reports from Police and medical reports to the insurance companies to facilitate the processing of their claims.
Speaking on behalf of the Volta Regional Police Command, DSP Olivia Turkson, the Divisional Commander for the Motto Transport and Traffic Department in Sogakope indicated that Police will continue to collaborate with various stakeholders to make the roads safe for motorists and other road users. She asked motorists to cooperate with Police at various intersections.
DSP Olivia Turkson reminded drivers and riders to respect the rights of pedestrians and other road users at all times, adding that a competent driver is one who returns home safe without any incident.
The campaign will be replicated in other districts across the region before, during and after the Easter festivities