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Ing. Mrs May Obiri Yeboah, Executive Director, National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has appealed to pedestrians to endeavour to wear white cloth or white shirt at night to be easily identified by drivers, to avoid being knocked down  in the dark.

This, she said, would help prevent or minimise instances whereby pedestrians are maimed or killed by drivers as a result of invisibility.

Speaking during the annual road safety walk organised by the Ministry of Transport for its agencies, Ing. Mrs Obiri Yeboah appealed to passengers to always speak out when drivers over speed or speak on the phone.

She appealed to drivers to observe safety signs on our roads, as they were one of the best means to avoid accidents on our roads.

She said the purpose of the safety walk was to unite all agencies under the transport ministry to educate Ghanaians on the need to curb road accidents, especially during this festive season.

ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, Director General, MTTD, urged police officers to work very hard and desist from collecting bribes, saying anyone caught in such an act would be seriously dealt with.

He expressed his appreciation to the NRSC for the presentation of equipment which would help them to check speed on our road. 

He urged passengers to be alert and always observe traffic rules to avoid been knocked down by speeding vehicles.

Mr Eric Amoako Twum, Country Director, Cheki Ghana, a company which sells cars online, called on government to consider a ban on the importation of imported cars which have been involved in accident.

He said such vehicles come with their own set of challenges or defects, adding that their use on our roads could also increase the number of accidents recorded on our roads.

He pledged the readiness of Cheki Ghana to collaborate with road safety stakeholders to ensure that road accidents were totally reduced in the country.

Some of the agencies that took part in the walk were the Drivers and Vehicular Licensing Authority, the Motor Transport and Traffic Department, Maritime University, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Metro Mass Transit, Tema Shipyard and Cheki Ghana.
Source: The Finder

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