He explained that this directive will be a key breakthrough in ensuring safety and sanity on our roads.
“There is a lot of responsibility in the unions and every commercial transport operator must join one union whether they like it or not. Drivers belonging to unions are always careful and respect all road and traffic regulations,” he stated.
He added that With all drivers being a part of transport unions, he believes all vehicles on the road will be roadworthy and only licensed drivers will hit the road. “These unions will also make sure drivers get the needed rest, reduce incidence of fatigue and drastically reduce road accidents. These are standards drivers will have to regard and any driver acting irresponsibly on the road will be dealt with mercilessly.”
He also raised issues over the reckless speeding and overtaking on the predominant Ghanaian single carriage roads, describing it as “bad behavior from drivers and I hope the unionization of all drivers will change that.”
He concluded that The MTTU and their collaborators also flood the media annually with statistics of road traffic accidents, not only to paint a gloomy picture of innocent blood shed on the highways but also to create the requisite attention for the major players to initiate policies and programs that would reverse the trend.