Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency, has expressed concern about unauthorised speed ramps which he said contribute to road accidents and admonished Communities to stop the construction of illegal speed ramps.
“It is erroneous to conclude that simply constructing speed ramps would automatically reduce speed and road accidents. On the contrary, such illegal speed ramps which constitute unnecessary traffic obstruction have contributed to accidents in those communities.
“These illegal speed ramps are poorly constructed, without any warning signage to the approaching vehicle, this is a dangerous and criminal act,” Mr Odamtten stated at the Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Office and MTTD road safety campaign platform.
The GNA-Tema and MTTD Road Safety Project seeks to actively create consistent and systematic weekly awareness advocacy on the need to be cautious on the road as a user, educate all road users of their respective responsibilities, and sensitize drivers, especially on the tenets of road safety regulations, rules and laws.
Mr Odamtten explained: “If there was any form of accident in a particular jurisdiction, the community members quickly mobilise, construct speed ramps of no standard out of anger to prevent accidents.
“So, they end up putting sticks, anchor ropes, blocks, stones among others on or in the road to stop speeding and accidents this act is rather dangerous and in as much as we have to reduce speed, we also do not need to inconvenient someone using the road or get involved in acts of illegality."
He said any act of obstruction contributes to accidents, so, "let us desist from the creation of unauthorised speed ramps in our communities.”
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