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20.12.2006 General News

Road safety commission intensifies education

By Daily Graphic
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The executive director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Noble Appiah, has stated that the commission is committed to step up road safety education to reduce the carnage on the roads.

He also advised motorists to be cautious and disciplined and strictly adhere to road safety regulations to help reduce road accidents, especially during the Christmas festivities.

Mr Appiah made this statement during the sixth anniversary celebration of Pergah Transport Limited, a private transport service based in Accra at the weekend.

As part of activities marking the anniversary, the company organised a 10-kilometre walk through some principal streets of Accra to educate motorists on road safety.

Staff and friends of the company carried placards some of which read “Use Your Seat belt,” Know The Road Signs,” “Check Your Eye Sight,” and “Avoid Driving When Tired” among others.

Mr Appiah indicated that about 1000 Ghanaians died every year through road accidents and said pedestrians constituted 43 per cent of the figure.

The managing Director of the company, Ms Bertha Ansah-Djan, said apart from providing affordable and efficient transport service, the vision of the company was to be the leader in the campaign against road indiscipline, thereby reducing road accidents.

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