IGP Dampare Takes Action in Traffic Chaos on Spintex Road
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare surprised road users on Spintex Road when he took personal action to restore order during a traffic jam on Monday, January 29.
The notorious Spintex Road is known for frustrating traffic congestion, and the IGP found himself stuck in the standstill traffic. Rather than using his authority to clear a path with sirens, Dr. Dampare patiently waited and observed chaotic driving behaviors around him.
Unaware of the high-profile passenger among them, many drivers attempted to drive on the shoulders of the road to escape the bottleneck. To their surprise, they found themselves face-to-face with the Inspector-General of Police. Dr. Dampare personally apprehended several drivers engaged in reckless behavior, emphasizing the importance of obeying traffic rules and exhibiting patience in congested situations.
In one instance, he instructed a driver who had deviated from the queue to return to the point of deviation, known as ‘Shell,’ and rejoin the traffic from the ‘Shell Signboard.’ The IGP sternly questioned the driver, highlighting the collective frustration of others in the jam and emphasizing the need for patience. The incident demonstrates the IGP’s commitment to promoting road safety and adherence to traffic regulations.