- The National Road Safety Authority has vowed to end the practice of fixing television in buses.
- This according to them would help reduce road accidents
- Eastern regional Road Safety Advocate of the National Road Safety Authority, David Abunyah said keeping television on in vehicles distract passengers from their role of monitoring and keeping a check on speeding drivers
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The National Road Safety Authority has vowed to crack down on the practice of fixing television in buses as part of measures to reduce road accidents.
According to the Authority, television is a major distraction for both passengers and drivers and can easily trigger an accident.
Speaking on Nkawkaw-based Agoo FM, the Eastern regional Road Safety Advocate of the National Road Safety Authority, David Abunyah said keeping television on in vehicles distract passengers from their role of monitoring and keeping a check on speeding drivers.
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He said section 189 of the Road Safety Acts is against television in vehicles and on dash boards.
“(1) A person shall not use or operate a television monitor or a similar device on the dash board of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is in motion.
(2) A person who contravenes sub-regulation commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than 25 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than 30 days or to both,” the act says.
He said when passengers become so engulfed in watching television in vehicles their focus is turned off the road making them unaware of what goes on.
Mr Abunyah mentioned that preaching in buses is another source of distraction to drivers and passengers which must not be allowed.
He also advised passengers to engage drivers to know if they have their driver’s license before they board their cars.
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In other news, a Ghanaian by name Emanuel Poku has been busted in France for fraud.
The 24-year-old fraudster had over 500,000 phone numbers and 35,000 bank card numbers, linked to more than £2 million of reported losses, on laptops and mobiles when he was arrested.
He also had more than £12,000 in cash in his home.
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