Police in the Ashanti Region are set to begin an operation that will see commercial drivers who take more than their vehicle capacity put behind bars.
The police say it has become necessary to clamp down on such drivers who violate the rules.
Commercial drivers within the Ashanti Region have therefore been warned to desist from overloading their vehicles with passengers.
In a statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, the police describe the activities of such drivers as “grave concern”.
“For instance, drivers of Kia Pregio mini buses, instead of the required capacity of twelve (12) passengers at a time, rather load fifteen (15) passengers, which is a violation of Regulation 137 of LI. 2180 and as well causes discomfort to passengers” the statement said.
It continue to say “Owners of Commercial Vehicles and their drivers are advised as a matter of urgency to reconstruct their seats to meet the required sitting arrangement not later than two (2) weeks after this announcement. None compliance of this advice will lead to arrest and subsequent prosecution of offenders,”.