By Cecil Mensah
The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, has advised drivers to be cautious and discipline during these times of the rains to curb accidents and save life.
Chief Superintendent, Mr Anderson Fosu Ackaah, gave this advice when he interacted with The Herald, after returning from an official FIFA police programme in Brazil as part of the World cup last week.
According to him, one of the major challenges facing his men on traffic duties during this time of the rains is the behaviour of drivers.
He said, drivers both private and commercial exhibit gross indiscipline on the road very moment it starts raining in some parts of the metropolis.
He said, although his men are on the road directing traffic during such times, some drivers try to jump the traffic and thereby splashing dirty water on the officials on duty.
He said, these attitudes on the part of drivers does not augur well for the men on duty during the down pour, especially in the Central Business Districts of Accra, where the roads are bad.
He said, even though there has been significant reduction in accidents for the second quarter of 2014, the activities of driver during the rain can trigger an increase in crashes for the third quarter.
He called on drivers to be discipline during the rains and leave the management of traffic to the officers in uniform deployed by the unit to ensure harmony on the roads.
He appealed to the driving public to be circumspect when driving during the time of the rains especially in the construction areas of the Central Business District.