Ghanaians must help achieve road safety agenda 2020


By Laudia Sawer, GNA   

Tema, Oct. 15, GNA – must  assist the Countrywide Road Protection Authority to
obtain its 2020 concentrate on of cutting down lethal road crashes to the barest
minimum.

Mr Tony Dickson, Tema Officer, Nationwide Road
Basic Authority, making the simply call in a chat with the GNA, stated the agenda was
achievable if all built an exertion because about 90 for every cent of such crashes are
owing to human elements and mistakes.

He spelled out that road basic safety officials no
extended referred to such road concerns as mishaps but alternatively crashes in
accordance with the United Nation’s provisions which indicated that such
crashes were being preventable and thus did not occur accidentally.

Mr Dickson disclosed that road crashes
accounted for at least 41 for every cent of all major deaths in Ghana, a problem
he described as alarming and desired quick intervention.

He disclosed that concerning January and June
this calendar year, a overall of 1,252 fatal crashes involving 11,167 cars had been
recorded and thus stressed the need to have to lower it drastically.

He called for the involvement of all
stakeholders as he reminded the public that “you can be very careful on the highway but
somebody can be careless and crash you, for that reason the have to have to require everyone”.

He appealed to former assembly customers,
aspiring users, and feeling leaders to type street basic safety voluntary clubs in
their vicinities to educate citizens on the potential risks of careless driving and
other street relevant difficulties.

The Tema Street Protection Officer reported his outfit
had a vision to make Tema zero lethal, zero crashes and zero personal injury location.

Mr Dickson disclosed that in Tema, pedestrian
knockdowns had been incredibly superior as hawkers experienced taken more than street walkways and medians
forcing pedestrians to wander instantly on the streets, resulting in knockdowns.

He consequently appealed to the Tema
Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to distinct the walkways of enable conserve life of
pedestrians especially that of kids.

He indicated that there were being no effortless
crossing for university children producing it incredibly difficult for them to stay clear of such
knockdowns and for that reason termed on authorities to make safer school zones by
constructing speed ramps right before and after just about every college as well as provide  pedestrian crossing on roadways around colleges in
the metropolis.

In accordance to him, most motorists apprehended
in Tema drove without having the requisite license incorporating that however some
assembly customers and impression leaders in its place of advising them, ended up
pleading for their release, an act he strongly encouraged in opposition to.

He observed that there were nevertheless some
drinking places in and close to lorry stations in the Tema Metropolis which he
attributed to drunk driving adding having said that that some of the business drivers
experienced now shifted to use of tramadol and inhaling of gasoline and glue which they
claimed “ presents us more energy to drive”.

He also identified as on the TMA and the Motor
Website traffic and Transportation Division (MTTD) to flush out industrial bike
(okada) riders who rode haphazardly, crossed automobiles wherever, anytime leading
to numerous crashes in and about the Metropolis.

GNA

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