THE Ashanti Regional Co-ordinator of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Kwaku Oware-Boateng, has called on drivers to exercise maximum restraint on the road with the onset of the rains.
He said that was one surest way of avoiding accidents on the roads.
Mr Oware-Boateng made the appeal during an interview with the Daily Graphic after the committee had gone round major lorry parks in Kumasi to interact with drivers, station masters and the travelling public on ways of ensuring safety on the roads.
Among the areas visited were Aboabo, Asafo and Kejetia.
He said portions of the roads became very slippery when it rained and there was, therefore, the need for drivers to reduce speed when driving on such roads.
“Sometimes too after a heavy downpour the road is covered by flood waters, making it impossible to locate the ends of the road, a development which demands caution on the part of drivers,” he said.
Mr Oware-Boateng suggested to drivers to cultivate the habit of breaking their journeys for some time to enable the rains to subside before continuing.
That was to avoid crushing into fallen trees on the road.
He asked drivers to put their vehicles in good condition before plying the roads.
Mr Oware-Boateng expressed concern about the use of worn-out tyres, saying they were a threat to the lives of passengers and drivers themselves.