The Reverend Offei Ayisi, retired pastor of the God Is Great Church at Akuapem in the Eastern Region, has said road accidents in the country would be drastically reduced if drivers who
violated the road regulations were severely punished.
"The accidents on our roads will not or never cease, minimize or reduce drastically unless the reckless drivers are seriously checked and prosecuted in the courts."
The Rev Ayisi made these observations at a get-together with car owners, drivers, driver-mates and a cross-section of the people at Akuapem at the weekend to raise funds to rehabilitate some roads in the area which have developed potholes.
The Retired Pastor cited over-speeding, unnecessary overtaking, over-loading, non-servicing of vehicles, parking on the shoulders of roads and using mobile phones while driving, as some of the factors that cause
accidents on the roads as.
He called on the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Police Service to check on the eyesight and the health status of drivers,
especially the commercial ones to ascertain whether they are fit to drive.
The Rev Ayisi further appealed to police personnel assigned on duty on the roads to ensure that drivers strictly adhered to and abide by the road regulations and advised them to live above reproach to protect their image which recently had come under attack.
He called on the society to give a helping hand by reporting rude behaviour by drivers to the police to ensure sanity on the roads.