The Head of Electricals at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Botah Eric has disclosed to OBR Media that the Kumasi Metropolis has recorded 20 hit and run light poles in the 2nd quarter of 2020 alone.
According to him, the 20 street lights have been pulled down by unknown drivers as a result of reckless driving and lack of maintenance of vehicles by car owners and drivers increasing the figure every year.
He called on the Ghana Police Service (GPS) and other security agencies to enforce the by-law to ensure safety on our roads, which sometimes abused by these drivers (commercial and privates) in the metropolis making the roads dangerous to use at the night.
He said the section 41 of the Road Traffic Management Act, 1987 regulates the activities on our roads which he entreated drivers to abide by the directives to prevent accidents.
He added that this can lead to major accidents on our highways particular during the night if care is not taken to curb the alarming menace within the Kumasi Metropolis namely: Manhyia South and North, Nhyieaso and Subin among other neighboring Municipalities.
The Head of Electricals at the KMA, Mr. Botah Eric made this known in an exclusive interview with OBR Media in Kumasi when a truck belonging to Kaakyire Agro Chemicals with registration number AS 5952-10 pulled down a light pole on the Santasi-Obuasi road in Kumasi.
Even though no life was lost when the accident occurred, but the situation caused heavy traffic on the Kumasi-Obuasi highways compelling other road users to divert their route to their destinations due to time.
He also cautioned reckless drivers within the Metropolis to be mindful and observe the drivers COAT when driving on highways.
The driver of the truck, Mr. Elisha Kwadwo in an exclusive interview who spoke to OBR Media attributed the accident to brake failure resulting to the accident.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oli Best Road-Safety Organization (OBR), Mr. Richard Karikari (KK) who was at the accident scene cautioned drivers to be mindful when driving on the highways.
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