The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has cautioned road users in the country especially drivers to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition and exercise alertness as they drive on all roads with the onset of the rains.
This caution comes following the predictions by the Ghana Meteorological Agency predicting more rains and floods in the coming weeks.
According to the NRSC in a statement copied to Newsghana.com.gh, the rainy season is often characterized by hazy weather conditions affecting visibility, bad road networks and overflowing gutters and drainages which render some roads unmotorable due to debris and flooding.
The commission cautioned all drivers, vehicle owners, transport operators and managers to ensure that their vehicles are in good working condition.
“Your vehicles must have good headlights, reflectors, tyres and wipers. Drivers on the other hand must exercise a lot of care and proper judgment. Drivers should avoid flooded roads where possible or drive within the stipulated speed limits in order to minimise the risk associated with driving in this condition,” The statement stressed.
The commission however, expects passengers to assume frontline road safety roles by speaking up against any form of driver recklessness that can endanger their lives. “We trust that we will all observe this caution so that we can all arrive at our destinations alive.”