General News of Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Road Safety Management Services has called for all cargo vehicles to be banned from plying the upper sections of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
The call comes after a 40 Footer Trailer Truck loaded with bags of sugar fell off the 1st layer overpass of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange on Wednesday evening.
The incident occurred as a result of a hydraulic failure of the trailer truck which ideally should not be plying that section of the interchange.
It took the intervention of Road Safety Management Services Ltd, personnel of the Ghana police service and Ghana national fire service to cordon off the area and remove the trailer truck from the top of the interchange.
Communication Manager of Road Safety Management Services, Roland Walker was worried that despite the erection of numerous warning and directional signs, motorists and pedestrians flouted basic road safety regulations on the route.
In order to improve the situation, Road Safety Management Services Ltd has deployed 40 of its task force personnel since the interchange was opened to vehicles to complement efforts to ensure sanity on the stretch.
In addition, tow trucks of various tonnages have been deployed there daily to help in rescue missions during emergencies of such nature.
Roland Walker also expressed the commitment of Road Safety Management Services Ltd to complement efforts to maintain safety on Ghana’s roads.