Because of seat belt Drivers demo leaves passengers stranded

Some passengers had to walk to work under the sun due to the sit down strike by commercial drivers.

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Hundreds of passengers in some part of the country have been left stranded by a nationwide strike by commercial drivers.

The commercial drivers embarked on the protest to register their protest over what they term “unfair treatment” by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

Some passengers had to walk to work under the sun while others pleaded with private vehicles owners to take them.

Some drivers said the DVLA’s directive to only register commercial vehicles with seat belts will collapse their business. According to the DVLA, the new directive is in conformity with Section 119 of the Road Traffic Regulation Legislative Instrument (LI) 2180 which will help achieve a 50 percent reduction in deaths and serious injuries associated with vehicle accidents by 2020.

In Ashaiman, some drivers blocked roads to prevent their colleagues from working.

A driver who spoke to Pulse.com.gh said, “They [DVLA] are worrying us with the new biometric road worthy sticker, our license and the seat belts that should be put in all trotro seats,” he said.

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