- The National Road Safety Authority has served notice that all rickety commercial vehicles being used transport people would be impounded beginning next week
- This follows the high rate of road carnages recently recorded in the country
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The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has served notice that all rickety commercial vehicles being used to transport people would be impounded beginning next week.
The announcement follows the high rate of road carnages recently being recorded in the country. The commission has recorded a total of 49 deaths in six road crashes in the last 20 days.
Director of Planning and Programmes at the NRSA, David Adonteng, who raised concerns about the death rate stated that it was not what they expected for that period in January.
This has compelled the Authority and other stakeholder agencies to collaborate and embark on drastic measures to avert the trend.
“We have earmarked the next two weeks to move to all these transport operators and do the inspection with the DVLA, with the police and vehicles that are rickety that are not roadworthy…we will flash them out.
“Whichever vehicles that we find out is not standard for commercial purposes will be taken out of the system,” he stressed.
Mr Adonteng revealed that devices that can detect road worthiness have been available and the licensing authority must implement mechanisms to ensure that substandard passenger vehicles are prohibited from operating.
In other news, two foreign nationals on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, reported at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital believed to have developed some symptoms suspected to be coronavirus.
The two patients, a Chinese national and Argentine national who have been living together in the country for some days have been isolated at the facility.
According to a JoyNews report, their blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis.
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