Upper East Regional Police Commander, Mr Ofosu Mensah-Gyeabour on Thursday blamed the spate of highway robberies on drivers conniving with gangsters to rob passengers.

Speaking at this year’s Road Safety Campaign at Bolgatanga, the regional Police chief urged drivers to desist from such practices, warning that connivers would be dealt with drastically.

Mr Mensah-Gyeabour appealed to the public to volunteer information on robbers to the police.

The Bolgatanga Municipal District Chief Executive, Mr Isaac Nsoh Amoah, appealed to drivers to have enough rest before starting a journey.

He said some road accidents occurred due to driver fatigue.

He also urged cyclists to always wear crash helmets before riding.

On their part, driver representatives called on the Road Safety Committee to include transport owners in their education programmes, saying they tended to demand unrealistic daily sales, which most often led to driver anxiety on the road.

Source: GNA