NRSA to clamp down on incessant high speed, overtaking by mini busses
The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) says it will restrict commercial operations of minibuses to intra-city services or routes not exceeding 40kms.
It follows complaints it has received from numerous road users including the National Security on the incessant high speed and reckless overtaking by drivers of mini busses on major corridors, particularly, the Kumasi-Accra Highway.
In the wake of the complaints, the Authority has held meetings with the GPRTU, OA Travel and Tours and others on the affected routes on the need to institute internal safety controls, including training and real-time tracking of their drivers to minimize the risk associated with the unsafe practices but to no avail.
The acting Director-General of the NRSA, David Osafo Adonteng disclosed that over 1,600 people have perished as results of road accidents from January- August 2022.
According to him, 67% of commercial vehicles were involved in the crashes.
Mr. Adonteng speaking to the media said, he believe that, this new directives will help protect lives and properties.
He added that, people are fond of boarding such minibuses in a bid to get to their destination early but advised them to be cautious and avoid such cars.
He urges passengers should be on a look out and be vigilant when boarding a particular vehicle.