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The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, Mr Samuel Obeng Asiamah, has encouraged drivers and passengers to adhere to calls to wear seat belts, saying, this was for their own good.

He said studies showed that wearing a seat belt at the time of a road crash could reduce the risk of getting killed by 50 per cent.

He made the call at a day’s walk organized in Kumasi by the Commission jointly with Nsroma Global Positioning System (GPS), a vehicle tracking company to create safety awareness and make the roads safe.

It was held under the theme “Save yourself, stay alive”.

Mr. Asiamah noted that the seat belt “helps to keep the driver firmly behind the wheel to control the car, if he has to swerve, brake abruptly or crashed into by another vehicle”.

The other highpoints are that it helps to prevent people from being thrown out of the car and spreads the impact force over a greater area of the body.

“If you are involved in a collision and you are not wearing a seat belt, you are 18 times more likely to die than someone wearing a seat belt”, he added.

He advised drivers not to allow passengers to sit in the front seats with their children under 12 year.
Source: GNA

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