The Chairman of the Co-Operative Transport Union in Agona Swedru, Mr. Frederick Okyereko has hinted that the proposed introduction of the towing levy by the government could never be a panacea to reduction of road accidents in the country, as suggested by some.

According to him, the proposed introduction of the levy could only be considered as an attempt by some people in high positions to amass wealth at the expense of the suffering drivers and car owners who are already bombarded with the payment of numerous taxes.

He questioned why this mandate could not be given to the insurance companies who charge high insurance from the car owners to undertake.
Speaking to newsghana, Mr. Okyereko pointed out that to be able to reduce road accidents in the country, the police must be provided with logistics to constantly patrol the highways and punish every offending driving caught in the act reckless driving such as over speeding, drunk-driving, wrongful overtaking among others.

He said when this is done effectively; it will help reduce road accidents in the country drastically.

The Co-Operative Union Chairman also blamed passengers for contributing to the incidents of road accidents.

He disclosed that some passengers out of haste try to compel drivers to over speed just to catch up with time, noting that under such circumstance any unexpected thing could happen if the driver heed to the pressure of the passengers.

He has therefore appealed to authorities to rescind the decision of the introduction of the towing levy, as according to him, it could not be a panacea to the reduction of road accidents as suggested by some.

By. Robert Ayanful