Chief Supt. Joseph Owusu Bempah, the Tema Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate of the Ghana Police Service has blamed skimpy dressing by ladies, for some of the accidents that occur on the country’s roads.
According to him, girls and women who wear body-hugging and tight-fitting clothes, are a distraction to drivers and thus, the reason for some needless and unexplained accidents.
Bempah who spoke to Accra-based Joy News, said: “In fact, it’s a source of distraction.”
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“So when you dress, dress moderately. If you are in your car, fine. Some of them, too deliberately, they want to walk on the streets perambulating – they’ll go to the other end and come back doing nothing”, he added.
Bempah also advised drivers to keep their eyes straight on the road when driving despite such “distractions”.
“Drivers who have been watching women, they should stop. When they see a beautiful woman on the road, instead of driving past, they want to slow down and watch, and sometimes they hit. When you say it sometimes, they think it’s a joke, it’s not a joke at all.
“There was a programme that we did, we invited the drivers and it was one of their main concerns; that the women dress [skimpily].
“You see, you can be focused but when you are driving and you see somebody with that tight something, [As] a normal human being, you’ll watch because Ghanaians like watching things. You can be focused but it’s not everybody that will be focused.
You will be focused [but] another person will look and then hit you. And they have been killing people. Sometimes the accidents that happen, you can’t imagine how [they happen]. The person is driving, he was not speeding, how come the car somersaulted; how come he hit another person? he said.