125 die from road accidents in Secondi-Takoradi

Ghana News-The Western Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) records indicate that 125 people lost their lives in road accidents in the region in 2017.

It also recorded 161 pedestrian knockdowns.

Out of the 161 knockdowns, records showed 57 lost their lives in the process.

As a measure to curb these preventable deaths, the Rotary Club of Sekondi-Takoradi last week embarked on a sensitization float in the city.

The float, according to Anita Grifiths Buaku, President of the Club in Sekondi-Takoradi was to drum home the point that drivers need to be extra careful on the road.

The discipline they exihibit, she noted would help to avert or bring down to the barest minimum the number of road accidents.

Other activities embarked on by the Club  included radio talk shows on road safety issues , engagements with some driver unions  and repainting of faded road markings such as zebra crossings and pedestrian walkways within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.

The President explained to the Ghanaian Observer newspaper that her outfit deemed it prudent to repaint faded road markings to remind drivers on the need to slow down or even stop at some points of the road.

She noted that the paintings which were done at twenty spots targeted major streets and areas mostly used by students.

Mrs  Buaku appealed to drivers to exercise caution and avoid over speeding whiles driving, adding that there was the need for pedestrians to be attentive  on the road to avoid been knocked down.

She reiterated that road safety was the collective responsibility of all road users and commended Mr. and Mrs Everret of MONPE , the National Road Safety Commission and the media for supporting the project.

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