The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has introduced an initiative to check the insecure loading of vehicles across the country as part of strategies to prevent accidents, especially during the festive season and beyond.
The initiative, dubbed Operation PAILES (Police Anti-Insecure Loading Enforcement Strategy) is aimed at ensuring that cargo carting trucks do not take goods beyond their legally permitted limits, a practice that has become one of the major causes of accidents in the country.
POLICE INTRODUCE OPERATION PAILES TO CHECK INSECURE LOADING OF VEHICLES
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Following the piloting of the strategy in the Eastern Region over the past three months which led to the arrest and successful prosecution of over 50 insecurely loaded trucks, the implementation of the strategy is being rolled out across the country.
As part of the implementation of the strategy, the Police are engaging relevant stakeholders such as the cargo association, charcoal and timber drivers unions across the country to educate and caution them on the dangers associated with insecure loading and the need to adhere to the required legal loading limits.
The Police Service further encouraged the public to support their efforts by ensuring strict compliance with the Anti-Insecure Loading Enforcement Strategy to make the roads safe and secure during the Christmas season and beyond.