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03.12.2009 General News

Drivers should shun juju as means of preventing road accidents

By GNA
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Sogakope, Dec. 3, GNA - Mr. Daniel Amelorku, South Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE) has advised drivers to obey driving regulations and discard traditional beliefs that they could fortify themselves spiritually against motor accidents.

Mr. Amelorku gave the advise when he launched the South Tongu District Road Safety Campaign (STRSC) on the theme: "Arrive Alive: Road Safety is a shared and collective responsibility," at Sogakope on Wednesday.

He noted that unfounded belief in supernatural forces motivate some drivers to ignore road safety rules and drive carelessly, which ends up in fatal accidents.

The DCE advise drivers not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs particularly during the Christmas holidays.

Superintendent of Police Martin Amofa, Divisional Police Commander and Chairman of the STRSC said a taskforce would be formed to help forestall increase in road accidents during the Christmas festivities in the Sogakope corridor of the Accra-Aflao Highway listed among the high accident prone areas in the country.

He asked drivers to report any wrongly placed road sign or draw the attention of the police to areas the signs are absent.

Supt. Amofa said human error accounted for more than 90 per cent of road accidents in the country.

He appealed to drivers and transport owners to keep their vehicles in good shape.

Supt. Amofa asked the people to spread the road safety campaign message to every part of the district.

GNA

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