Brong Ahafo National Road Safety Commission Celebrates Road Safety Awareness Week

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Brong Ahafo Road Safety Commission celebrates Road Safety Awareness

Week in the regional capital Sunyani.

The aim of this year's road safety week is to empower pedestrians and

passengers on what to do to help minimize their vulnerability to road

traffic crashes during the festive seasons whereby road traffic

crashes are on the increase.

The 2014 Road Safety Week is under the theme: "Empowering passengers

and pedestrians to demand road safety."

Statistics indicate that, an average of six deaths is recorded a day

and 2000 yearly as a result of road traffic crashes leaving several

thousand injured and permanently incapacitated in Ghana.

Mr. Mensah Abrampah Agyabeng, Regional Manager of the National Road

Safety Commission (NRSC), speaking at a Public Transport Day Ceremony

said, pedestrians and passengers represent the most vulnerable road

users in the country and they account for almost 67% of road traffic


He urged pedestrians and passengers to speak up and safe their lives.

Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, ACP Patrick Adusei

advised Drivers to follow road safety rules and regulations, and also

read and communicate to road signs.

Drunk driving, Over-speeding, tiredness, weather conditions and

careless driving, according ACP Patrick Adusei, are the major cause

of road traffic crashes.

The weeklong event consists of: Remembrance Day, Media Sensitation,

Road Safety Debate/Quiz, National Public Transport Day, Children's

Day, visit to Mosque, Road Safety Walk, visit to hospitals and

Thanksgiving Service.

By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (MR. KOK)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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