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The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) among other stakeholders would soon begin an exercise to rid the Central Region of all unauthorised speed ramps.

According to the institutions, the rampant erection of speed ramps with virtually no road signs had contributed significantly to the increasing rate of road accidents in the Region.

Speaking in turns at a sensitisation programme for drivers in Cape Coast on Tuesday, they said unauthorised ramps increased emergency response time, caused damage to vehicles, and increased traffic noise.

Ms Linda Affotey-Annang, the Regional Director of NRSC, said the Commission had noted with grave concern the increasing number of unauthorized speed ramps and described the practice as illegal.

"Many communities erect such unauthorised speed ramps without prior notification to the appropriate agencies for approval resulting in avoidable lost of lives," she stated.

According to her, the unauthorized ramps in the form of trenches were very expensive to repair, and promised that the Commission would do all within its means to meet the safety needs of the communities.

She stressed the need for increased education on the dangers associated with erecting road ramps at illegal places and urged the media and other stakeholders to come on board to educate the public.

“We have to talk to the people that it is not good to have speed ramps at unauthorized places. Educating the people is very important therefore the media and the road commission have to come in to educate the public.”

Source: GNA

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