Kumasi (A/R), Mar 20, GNA - The Ashanti Regional branch of the Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has scaled up the effort to keep roads in the region safe.
It is doing this by combining safety education of road users with enforcement of the road traffic regulations to restore discipline - get people to do the right things.
Mr. Samuel Obeng Asiamah, the Regional Manager of the Commission, speaking at a day’s stakeholders meeting in Kumasi, said the nation could not continue to see more people perished through road crashes.
In the space of two months - January and February, this year, 46 people were killed in about 399 others hurt in 317 crashes in the region.
The meeting brought together officers of Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), transport associations, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Ambulance Service.
The goal was to discuss their expected roles to stop the recklessness and bring sanity.
Mr. Asiamah spoke of the determination of the Commission to maintain strong visibility on the roads to provide safety education to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, the Regional Commander, warned of the arrest and prosecution of anybody, who offended the road traffic regulations.
The meeting identified speeding, drunk driving, the use of worn-out tyres, defective lights, parking at unauthorized places, driver-fatigue and poor judgement as the main causes of the road crashes.
It called for everybody to heed road safety education.