By A. B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Ho, April 21,
GNA - Mrs May Obiri Yeboah, the Executive Director,
National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has asked pedestrians and cyclists to
use reflective or fluorescent clothing during the Easter celebrations to be
seen by motorists.
figures indicated that pedestrian knockdowns and road crashes were high during
such celebrations and asked people going for evening church programmes and
parties to dress with road safety in mind.
Director gave the advice when she joined staff of the Commission in Ho on road
safety campaign at the central market and lorry stations.
the road safety situation in the country after Good Friday as "so far, so
good" saying no major road incident had been recorded.
Yeboah commended motorists for developing interest in road safety and urged all
road users to ensure that this year's Easter was crash-free with no road
accident related death.
the call on drivers and passengers to use seatbelts and also asked motorcycle
riders to use crash helmets and obey road traffic regulations.
Yeboah said the Commission was sacrificing its Easter holidays to ensure safety
on the roads and called for support from all stakeholders.
Mr Kwasi Tsibu
Yirenkyi, Volta Regional Manager of the Commission said the Region recorded 124
road crashes in the first three months of 2019 as against 139 for same period
He said the
cases for 2019 involved 160 vehicles, 66 motorcycles, 36 pedestrian knockdowns
with three killed and 115 injured.
Manager said what was worrying was the recording of motorcycle crashes every
three days with Akatsi, Sogakope, Dzodze, Agotime-Ziope, Ho and Hohoe being