The National Road Safety Authority as part of measures to bring down road accident has decided to ban the practice of fixing television in buses.
According to them, television is a major distraction to both passengers and drivers and can easily cause road accident.
Speaking on Nkawkaw-based Agoo FM, the Eastern regional Road Safety Advocate of the National Road Safety Authority David Abunyah said that keeping television in vehicles distract passengers from their role of monitoring and keeping a check on drivers and also it’s against the laws of the Road Safety Acts.
He stated that section 189 of the Road Safety Acts is against TVs in vehicles and on dash boards.
“(1) a person shall not use or operate a television monitor or a similar device on the dash board of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is in motion.
(2) A person who contravenes sub-regulation commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than twenty-five penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not more than thirty days or to both,” the act says.
Mr. Abunyah also mentioned that preaching in buses is another source of distraction to drivers and passengers which must not be allowed.