A member of the Central Regional Road Safety Commission, Mr. John Ekow Eshun has advised educational institutions especially private schools not to overload their buses with pupils as the practice exposes the children to danger in case of an accident.
He said the increase in fatalities in accident situations can largely be attributed to over loading describing schools with buses as the worst culprits.
A total of two hundred and seven (207) people were killed in road crashes in the Central Region last year, 14 more than the previous year’s total of 193.
Speaking in an interview with ATL FM News last Thursday, Mr. Eshun said, to reduce the number, road users will have to stay disciplined by adhering to road regulations.
According to him, overloading buses with school children, a practice which is common within the Cape Coast metropolis must not be encouraged as culprits will be made to face the laws with no compromise.
He added that School buses should have at least one chaperon aboard to help supervise the school children on the bus. He said this will help the driver stay focused on the driving rather than having to supervise the children while driving.
Source: ABA AIKINS/ATL FM NEWS