The Police Service has urged motorists to respect police sirens while in traffic, including those that herald the approach of senior public officials or risk being punished.
The warning from the police comes days after a saloon car collided with one of the cars in vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur’s convoy on Saturday.
The Veep was reportedly on his way to Dominase for the 20th anniversary celebration of Nana Kweku Ewusia, the Paramount Chief of the Abeadze Traditional Area in the Central Region.
Although the Vice President escaped unscathed, although some of the journalists were injured in the accident.
The Police confirmed the incident saying that, although early reports indicated that the driver had disregarded the sirens, a formal investigation was underway to determine what exactly happened.
“The case is under investigation. The vice-President’s convoy was heading towards Abeadze-Dominase, the policemen with the sirens were all over, all of a sudden, this driver came out of his lane into the oncoming vehicles,” the Apam Police District Commander, ASP Cephas Edzeani told Citi News.
He called on road users to acknowledge the sirens by the police and other emergency bodies, and slow down or park accordingly to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.
“The law stipulates that, when such a convoy is passing which involves the high authorities, especially those which the police are leading, everybody has to comply with any signal or any siren,” he said.
“It’s up to you to slow down, some will necessarily slowly park. That’s not the time that any driver should start speeding.”
By Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana