June 21, 2022

NRSA: First Quarter Accident Rate Has Been Minimal

Head of Communications for the National Road Safety Authority, Madam Pearl Adusi Gyasi has asserted that the accident rate in the first quarter of the year, 2022 has been minimal in comparison to that of last year 2021.

According to her, results show that, the number of crashes, vehicular involvements, Pedestrian knockdowns, injuries, and death have all reduced showing a minimal decrease in accident rate in the country.

Madam pearl Adusi stated that the authority is yet to make an assessment and evaluation in relation to that of the second quarter to ascertain whether or not there has been an improvement and where there are short falls it turns to strengthen its strategic measures in dealing with the situation.

She added that, the authority intensified its education and strategic measures by involving the police, the driver unions, drivers, and couple of programs such as the “arrive alive campaign” which constantly contributed to this achievement.

Madam Pearl Adusi Gyasi has stated that the duty bearer institution responsible for ensuring that road safety structures are put across on the road has been irresponsible as far as the Islamic SHS incident is concerned.

The duty bearer institution in this regard is the Urban Roads which is to ensure that road safety furniture are built on the road to reduce the threats exposed to road users.

Speaking on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantananso show with the substitute host Kwabena Kyeremateng Addo, Madam Pearl Adusi said, the location of the Islamic SHS is an accident-prone area which road safety furniture must be built to communicate between the driver and the pedestrian such as Traffic light, speed ramp, zebra crossing, and lollipop stand.

The NRSA Communication Head stated that it is also the responsibility of engineers to figure out areas closer to human settlements such as schools, markets, and others must bear speed ramps to secure the safety of the road.

Source: Opemsuo.Com/ Effah Mensah William.

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