The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, has put in place a number of measures, to ensure an accident free Easter celebration.
Staff Officer to the Director General of the MTTD, Superintendent Dr. Sasu Mensah, who said this in Accra at the opening of a Nation-wide Training program, which is being held for drivers of Metro Mass Transport said during this Easter eve, the MTTD would deploy personnel, with equipment to detect drunk driving, over speeding among other in order to ensure responsible driving.
He said police personnel would also mount snap check points near pubs and other places with the potential of breeding rowdy behaviour, which typically resulted in reckless driving, especially drink-driving.
The Staff Officer to the DG of the MTTD, GPS, said police personnel would also be deployed to areas noted for increased vehicular accidents during festive celebrations.
Supt. Mensah said the programme formed part of measures being taken by the MTTD of the Ghana Police Service, to curb road crashes in the country.
He said the exercise was very timely and appropriate, because the Easter celebrations were close, and it was during such festivities that road accidents typically increased.
Supt. Mensah said the exercise formed part of a wider strategy to educate drivers on core driving risk factors such as driving tired, over-speeding and overtaking, among a number of others.
He said the MTTD would intensify education on safe road usage by drivers, through organising programmes at lorry stations such as taxi ranks and “trotro” stations, churches and mosques.