More chaos Drivers vow to intensify strike action

Some drivers were arrested on Monday at Ashiaman for blocking some major roads during their strike to protest certain new licensing policies of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

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The Committed Drivers Association says it is going to continue with the strike action if the police fail to release 26 of their members who were arrested on June 1, 2015.

Some drivers were arrested on Monday at Ashiaman for blocking some major roads during their strike to protest certain new licensing policies of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

Chairman of the association, Charles Mensah told Joy News, “If they will not let us sleep, they willl also not sleep. We will continue to strike for three days.”

Thousands of passengers were left stranded on Monday, June 1 as they struggled for commercial vehicles to convey them to their respective destinations following the drivers’ industrial action.

The Ghana Committed Drivers Association claims the activities of the Driver and Vehicular Licensing Authority (DVLA) is frustrating their business, hence their decision to protest. According to them, the DVLA’s decision not to register commercial vehicles with no seat belts for passengers is unacceptable.

Last year, the DVLA served a notice that it would no longer register commercial vehicles with no seat belts for passengers. The acting Chief Executive, Rudolph Beckley explained that 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 vehicular accidents by 2020.

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