In his quest to ensure that roads accidents that lead to many deaths of innocent passengers are curbed, Deputy Secretary of the New Ghana Transport Union headquartered at Kumasi Aboabo in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Mohammed Habib hàs disclosed that plans are far advanced for his outfit to discipline indiscipline drivers in his Union.
Reacting to the rising spate of roads carnage in the country of late, Habib partially linked the menace to some indiscipline drivers who usually engage themselves in acholism and other dangerous drugs before setting out for journey.
The Secretary also mentioned overspeeding, overloading, engagement on phone conversations whilst driving, auguement with passengers, among others as factors that bring about roads accidents.
He said the Union though gives regular education to its members to become abreast with their profession stressing that as a human institution the probability of discovering bad nuts in the Union cannot be ruled out, hence the decision to sanction offending drivers, when they are caught to have violated the Union's regulations that govern the profession.
Touching on the police-driver relationship, Mr Habib urged drivers to see the police as their companions in the same business to help contribute towards national development and as such ,they should accord them with respect to also enable them to cooperate.
He expressed worry about the persistent highway robbery attacks on both passengers and drivers plying on the Kumasi-Tamale highway and make a passionate appeal to the Inspector General of Police C.O.P George Akuffo Dampare to take action to ensure that the robbers are discouraged from the dangerous act.
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