By Muniratu Adams Zanzeh, GNA
Accra, Jan. 31, GNA – Passengers have been urged to board busses and vehicles from the various designated lorry stations and avoid boarding floating ones for their own safety and security.
Mr Isaac Benyin, the Ashaiman Agyeikojo Station Master, said within the Ashaiman catchment area and along the Tema Motorway and other intra-city roads, some passengers preferred to board “roaming vehicles.”
“This is dangerous in terms of safety and security and in case of loss of items on onboard the car, there is no guarantee that those items would be retrieved”.
Mr Benyin in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Ashaiman, attributed some of the road accidents, especially on the Accra to Tema Motorway, to the reckless behaviours of some floating drivers who do not adhere to road traffic regulations.
He said passengers mostly stood along the Tema Motorway to board vehicles heading towards Lapaz, Accra and Madina and that those drivers overspeed making it difficult for them to slow down and stop at the designated “Bus Stops,” which could eventually cause accidents.
He commended the National Security Agencies, especially the Police, for ensuring sanity on the roads by checking and arresting drivers who stop at unauthorised places, which could cause accidents.
Mr Beryin appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to block all unapproved routes entering and exiting the Motorway and mount public education to dissuade people from boarding vehicles at unauthorized places.
She said even though there was a sign board indicating; “No Parking, No Loading,” it was not visible enough, and urged the Ministry and the Ghana Highway Authority to erect visible signboards along the route to ensure sanity.
Mr Jonathan Tettey, a driver at the Ashaiman Lorry Station, urged drivers to be careful and act in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the roads.
He said though some passengers preferred boarding vehicles along the road for convenience, that must not be encouraged adding; “The right thing must be done.”