The government is reviewing the Road Traffic Regulation to come up with the best strategy to deal with break-down vehicles on the roads.
The Minister of Transport, Mr Kwesi Ofori Asiamah, said the review of the regulation would address the difficulties associated with the clearing of break-down vehicles from the roads.
He made this known in a speech read on his behalf by the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mrs May Obiri Yeboah, at the VIVO Energy Ghana 2017 Transporters’ Awards in Accra last Saturday.
Mr Asiamah said the Ministry of Transport would also empower the NRSC to ensure compliance with road safety standards by motorists.
“There should be strong laws to empower the NRSC to enforce road traffic regulations,” he stressed.
The minister called for collaborative efforts by the government and transport companies to devise measures to reduce the rate of motor accidents in the country.
He said it was only through such collaboration that motorists could be educated on road traffic regulations, as well as the need for them to exercise caution when driving.
“We have to work together to prevent the crashes,” he stressed.
Mr Asiamah lauded VIVO Energy for building the capacity of its drivers and using the appropriate technology to ensure the observance of road traffic regulations.
He also commended transporters of VIVO-branded vehicles for driving for the past nine years without recording any accidents.
He urged other companies to learn from the example of transporters of VIVO Energy.