07.04.2006 General News

Human error causes many road accidents - DSP Ntim

07.04.2006 LISTEN

Accra, April 7, GNA- The Police on Friday said 80 per cent of the occurrences of road accidents were due to human error, which could be avoided.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Solomon Kwabena Ntim of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) Ghana Police Service attributed the accidents to mechanical defects on most vehicles and activities of pedestrians.

Speaking at the launch of Tyre Protector, a solution installed in tyres to prevent them from bursting, DSP Ntim said 20 percent of the road accidents could however, not be avoided.

"You cannot anticipate when your tyre would bursts, we need Tyre Protector to protect our tyres and save lives."

Mr Gus Kessie, Managing Director of Tyre Protector Ghana (TPG) said the death of the three urologists acted as an impetus for him to find some solutions to curb road accidents.

He described the Tyre Protector as a revolutionary product that could seal tyres from inside and permanently protect them against punctures and air loss.

According to Mr. Kessie, most road accidents occur due to tyre burst and punctures, adding that the introduction of tyre protectors could reduce tyre burst by 40 per cent and ensure safety on our roads. He recalled the high prices of tyres on the international market and urged drivers to take advantage of the tyre protector in order to save money and enhance productivity.

Mr Colin Jones, Technical Director of Tyre Protector International said the solution, one the world's best product was made from food ingredients adding it could be used in all types of tyres. "The use of Tyre Protector could prevent punctures as a result of broken glasses, nails, bones among others," he said. Mr Jones said the product had been prepared to suit all kinds of climatic conditions saying, "the life span of the product depends on the life span of the tyre being used."

He said the company was currently producing 50,000 litres a week in the United Kingdom and was supplying them in North American countries, adding that Ghana was first to benefit on the continent. He said Tyre Protector International was considering the establishing a plant to supply the product to various African countries. Nana Prah Agyinse VI, Omanhene of Assin Kushea, who chaired the function, said the invention of Tyre Protector marked the history of safety in Ghana, saying it was non-toxic and environmentally friendly. 07 April 06

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