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General News of Monday, 12 February 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Punish drivers who use shoulders of roads – GhIS to Roads Minister

The Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) has called on the Minister for Roads and Highways and the Inspector General of Police to introduce stringent road regulations and ensure motorists who violate these regulations are severely punished.

At a press conference in Accra Monday, President of the GhIS, Edwin Addo-Tawiah, lamented the use of the shoulders of the roads by motorists in the bid to evade traffic.

“We would like to call on the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the IGP to enforce the road reservation rules and regulation. This is because in recent times, there is an unhealthy practise by some motorists who encroach on the side roads whenever there is traffic. These encroachers include some drivers of four-wheel drives, motor bikes, tricycles and four-wheel drive vehicles,” he said.

Mr. Addo-Tawiah also condemned the use of sirens and hazard lights by drivers to dodge traffic situations.

”The use of sirens by vehicles which are not so authorized is a source of worry to many law abiding citizens. These vehicles use their sirens and hazard light by some vehicles so they get ahead of law-abiding road users in a traffic situation,” he averred.

The GhIS called on the National Council for Civic Education to educate the public on the use of side roads, while demanding for stringent measures to purge roads of such violations.