DVLA should communicate timelines on revoking licences of recalcitrant drivers - BPS
The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is demanding timelines from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) on their plan to revoke licences of recalcitrant drivers in the country.
The Authority, in January this year hinted of the move indicating that drivers who are caught repeatedly breaking road traffic codes will soon have their licences suspended. This was however aimed at reducing carnages on our roads.
So far, close to 400 people have been killed in road accidents since the year began, with the Kintampo-Tamale incident on Monday being the latest.
Speaking on Starr FM today, the Executive Director of the Bureau, Nana Yaw Akwada said the Authority must come out with a specific time frame to enforce measures to curb the menace of road accidents in the country.
The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) on its part has called on all stakeholders actively involved in reducing carnages on our roads.
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Tamale-Kintampo Highway accident
On March 9, 2020, a horrific accident occurred on the Kintampo-Tamale highway which claimed 30 lives and burning 27 persons beyond recognition.
The accident involved two buses, a Yutong bus and Benz Sprinter. The Yutong bus reportedly veered off its lane and collided with the sprinter bus causing both vehicles to glow up in flames.
Meanwhile, the rampant accident cases recorded on the Kintampo stretch has been attributed to overspeeding and human error on the path of road users.