Motorcycle crashes constitute about 40% of road accidents in 2021

Motorcycle crashes constitute about 40% of road accidents in 2021

Madam May Obiri-Yaboah, the Director-General of NRSA The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) says motorcycle crashes constitute about 40 per cent of the total road accidents recorded from January to October 2021.

Madam May Obiri-Yaboah, the Director-General of NRSA, said the overall number of accidents was 2,126 of which almost half was related to motorcycle crashes.

This, she said, should be a great concern to every Ghanaian as the usage of motorbikes were increasing in recent years.

Madam Obiri-Yeboah said this in a speech read on her behalf by Mr Daniel Wuaku, the Deputy Director of Planning and Programmes, during the graduation ceremony of motorcycle riders, who were trained in road safety techniques in Accra.

She said the continuous rise of motorcycle accidents was a clear demonstration of lack of training on the part of most riders hence the NRSA considered the training very instructive and timely.

Madam Obiri-Yeboah, said the Authority was of the view that motorcycle riding should be accorded the same prominence as driving to be successful deal with the menace of road traffic crashes and deaths as well as injuries.

She urged the graduating riders to implement the knowledge and skills they had acquired during the training while having regards to safety measures.

Mr Joseph Appiah, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Greater Accra Regional Motor Transport Directorate (MTTD), in charge of Motorcycle Riders training, cautioned the riders to always abide by the rules and regulations of motor riding.

He urged the graduates to be Ambassadors of road safety when riding on the roads to help reinforce the road traffic laws and reduce the road carnages that were happening in the country.

Mr Appiah urged them to avoid taking drugs or alcohol whilst riding on the road.

He stated the Police Service was also coming up with measures to curb indiscipline on the roads, adding that this would in the long run eradicate or reduce the alarming rate of road traffic accidents.Mr Frank Boamah, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Manager of Total Energies Ghana, said the Total Foundation was committed to ensuring that there was safety on the road.“We have over 200 trucks and over 130 light vehicles on the roads and we travel about 5.7 million kilometres every year and that makes us a major user of our Ghanaian roads,” he said.He said it was as a result of this that issues of road safety were paramount to Total Petroleum Ghana Plc.The Manager said over […]

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