Commercial drivers in the country have been urged to necessarily belong to a union as stipulated by law.

Dzifa Attivor, the Minister of Transport, gave the advice when she took her turn to address stakeholders in the transport sector of the economy at the end of a road safety walk held in Kasoa in Accra to educate drivers and the public on road safety issues before, during and after the Christmas festivities.

She praised the Inspector General Police (IGP) for deploying more police on the roads.

She called on GPRTU executives to ensure that, the pre-departure checks are in place at the stations before drivers set off.

According to her, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is on course.

?I want to allay your fears, no driver will lose his or her job because the BRT would operate on specific routes and feeder routes would be run by you to support it,? she assured commercial drivers.

David Osafo Adonten, Director, Planning and Programmes at the National Road Safety Commission revealed that, the road between Kasoa and Cape Coast records very high accidents.

In view of this, ?we are embarking on this campaign in order to drive safely, travel safely and walk safely as pedestrians,? he said.

May-Obiri Yeboah, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) said this year up to September, accidents recorded generally were not high as compared to last year.

She urged passengers to take a front line responsibility to ensure accident free festivity.

Story by Makafui Delalie

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