Commercial drivers have been urged to drink water regularly whilst driving to reduce stress and fatigue during long journeys.
A Senior Emergency Medical Technician of the National Ambulance Service, Adams Abdul-Samad, gave the advice while speaking at a Road Safety education campaign in the Sunyani. The campaign organised by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is being held under the theme: “Stop Road Accidents”, and it is aimed at helping to bring sanity on the roads.
Mr Abdul-Samad said fatigued driving was extremely dangerous because studies showed many accidents that occurred on the road were as a result of that.
Majority of drivers who drive under fatigue lose concentration, veer off their lanes and subsequently crash, he said.
DCOP Godfred Owusu-Boateng, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, warned drivers against the use of mobile phones whilst driving.
As the Christmas approaches, he said, the Police would intensify enforcement on major highways and deal decisively with offending drivers.
DCOP Owusu-Boateng advised passengers and road users to report misbehaving drivers to the Police by picking registration numbers of their vehicles.
Assistant Divisional Officer (ADO) Solomon Agyemang-Duah, of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) projected a severe harmattan and advised drivers to be cautious on the road.