The Central regional director of the Road Safety Commission Mr. Stephen Anokye is calling for a new debate on the usage of sprinter bus for commercial activities in the country.
He is urging government to reconsider the usage of sprinter buses for commercial purposes in the country as a lot of accidents happening in the country involve such vehicles.
The buses, he explains has been a source of many road accidents in the country especially in the Central region with many dying in those gory accident while many have also suffered life threatening injuries.
The sprinter buses, he added were not originally moulded for long hauls to carry passengers but have been allowed to be used as passenger cars in the country with many drivers exploiting the mega speed of such ambulance cars turned -commercial vehicles in the country, resulting in a lot of preventable deaths and injuries on the road.
Speaking in an interview with Ultimate News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour following another accident involving a sprinter bus with registration number GE on the Winneba -Accra stretch of the road, Mr. Anokye said the increasing rate of accidents in the country especially in the region involve over speeding sprinter buses.
Mr. Anokye also noted that all the sprinter buses which have been involved in accidents in the region were all Obuasi bound vehicles.
He therefore urged the various stakeholders of the transport and road safety business in the Obuasi area and the country as a whole to up their game in terms of education and vehicle maintenance to help curb the increasing rate of accidents particularly involving Sprinter cars from such areas.