Calls to ban night travels to reduce road accident has been kicked against by the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
After a series of accidents recently there are calls to ban night-time long-distance travels in Ghana to reduce carnages.
But GPRTU believes that road crashes are mainly caused by the poor nature of the countryâ€™s roads and not due to driver error.
They say the calls to ban the travels is not exactly the solution to the problem.
John Tetteh who is a trustee of GPRTU speaking to Citi News said Ghana should consider other options and not such a ban.
â€œWhen you ban night travelling, it wouldnâ€™t solve the problem. Are we the only nation that travels at night? There are other nations that travel at night so letâ€™s do the right thing,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, some drivers blamed the poor nature of roads for the recurring fatal crashes.
â€œMost of the accidents are not caused by drivers. Almost all our roads are in poor states and most of the roads are single-lanes. The roads are just bad. Iâ€™ve heard the minister argue that the Kintampo road is good and such accidents should not have happened there. To me, the accidents on that road are caused by a spirit,â€ one driver said.
Another driver said, â€œOur roads are bad so when a driver overtakes a car, it is likely to result in an accident. When the roads are good, there will be no accident and drivers will not be tired in the first place.â€
On Monday dawn [March 9, 2020] a fatal crash involving a Sprinter bus and Grandbird bus on the Tamale-Kintampo road led to the death of 31 people with many of them burnt beyond recognition due to a resultant fire outbreak.