Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Transport Delegate Warns Against Recklessness

Irked by the numerous road accidents due to recklessness and excessive speed in our highways, the Regional Delegate of Transport for Northwest, Mr Temefack Emmanuel, has warned against reckless driving.

The Delegate speaking to the Vanguard, Thursday September 10, 2009, deplored overloading and use of vehicles not worthy enough to ply the highway. He had earlier on, during the launching of this year’s road safety campaign, exhorted proprietors of Travel Agencies to caution their drivers against consumption alcohol when driving. He insisted on respect of loading capacity.

“Those of the popular side were also warned against excesses and non respect of high way regulation. Drivers tested alcohol positive will have to stay at the check point for three hours before they could be allowed to continue their journey,” he warned. He also warned students against recklessness in the highway.

Before the end of the road safety campaign by September 20, this year Northwest region had registered only one fatal accident in Akum which left one dead. The accident has been blamed on the driver for insisting to drive the bus to Bamenda town when the bus had earlier on signaled brakes failure in Dschang in the Western Region.

By Chifu Edward

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