Pedestrians Should Wear White In The Dark -NRSC

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

This, she said, would help to prevent or minimize instances whereby pedestrians are maimed or killed by drivers in the dark as a result of invisibility.

Speaking during the annual road safety walk organized by the Ministry of Transport for its agencies, Ing Mrs Obiri Yeboah, appealed to passengers to always speak out when drivers begin to 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 to desist from collecting bribes as anyone who would be caught in such an act would be seriously dealt with.

He urged police officers not to see the festive season as a time to collect bribe in a form of collecting gifts but should be fair and firm in the discharge of their duties.

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 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 overseas cars, which has been involved in accidents.

He said such vehicles come with their own set of challenges or defects and 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 which 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, Cheki Ghana, among others.