The Acting Regional Head for National Road Safety Commission in the Central Region, Miss Linda Afotey-Annang has revealed that, road crashes statistics collated from January, 2018 to November, 2018 in the Central Region has revealed that two hundred and one lives were lost and one thousand three hundred and twenty-one sustained various degrees of injuries from eight hundred and nineteen road crashes. She has therefore called on all road users especially drivers to pay attention to all road regulations so that they can reduce high rate of road crashes being recorded in the region. She made this appeal when the commission launched 2018 Christmas campaign dubbed ” Ekwanso Dwodwoo, Meye m’afemu dzi” which literally means, ” Safety on our our road, I will play my role”.
Some of the drivers had opportunity to register their displeasure about failure of Ghana Highway Authorities inability to work on several pot-holes on our roads. They were angry that none of Ghana Highways Authority officials was part of the road safety campaign where drivers could ask them questions. They cited from Assin Praso through Assin Foso to Cape Coast road as very deplorable which is contributing to several road crashes on that stretch of the road.
The Deputy Director Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Central Region, ASP Foster Gyasi in his presentation gave different statistics which is different from that of the National Road Safety Commision concerning road crashes in the Central Region. He also attributed high road crashes in the region to drink-driving, over-speeding, fatigue, lack of maintenance, smoking, snuffing of drugs. He is appealing to all road users to come together to work to reverse the trend. The conflicting statistics given by the National Road Safety Commission and Motor Traffic and Transport Department shows lack of collaboration between the agencies as far as statistics is concern. We will urge them to collaborate more on our road crashes statistics so that they can present the actual data to know the real situation in the region.
The Deputy Motor Traffic and Transport Department of Ghana Police Central Region, ASP Foster Gyasi in his presentation is calling on drivers to remember that sex is sweetest thing that can happen man so if they lose their manhood through accident, they may not enjoy life in their life time so they should remember this anytime they sit behind steering wheel.