Motorcycle Riders in Accra had been schooled on highway protection measures as a part of efforts to curb highway crashes, particularly all over the xmas.
The match, dubbed “Town Hall Meeting-Motorcycle Rid-ers Operation Stay Alive,” was once organised through the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), the Ghana Police Service and different stakeholders.
The Town Hall assembly was once to supply riders the chance to percentage concepts and be skilled on how one can conform to visitors laws.
Interacting with the riders on Wednesday, the Acting Director General-NRSA, Mr David Osafo Adonteng, instructed the riders to take duty for his or her protection and that of highway customers.
“Be vigilant so that you do not get killed or disabled for life, and also not cause tragedy to others, it’s our dream that we all stay alive so please let’s help each other,” he mentioned.
The Director of Planning and Programmes, NRSA, Mr Dan-iel H. Wuaku, mentioned motor cycle
comparable crashes have been exceptionally unhealthy for riders because of loss of coverage at the highway as com-pared with customers of business cars.
“They are more exposed to the impacts of insensitive drivers of other vehicles leading to crash-es, injuries and deaths, and the chances of fatality in motorcycle accidents are approximately 30 times higher than in a passenger vehicle,” he mentioned.
Mr Wuaku mentioned the expanding utilization of motorbike was once because of fast urbanisation , decline in organised public shipping, top call for for commute wishes, top formative years unemployment, amongst others.
He expressed concern over the greater tendencies of motorised car crashes, accidents and dying.
“Motorcycles and tricycles contributed just about 25 in line with cent of highway fatalities in 2020, in comparison to 4 in line with cent in 2011, demon-strating the alarming and pressing nature of addressing this prob-lem.
“The contribution of mo-torcycle fatalities to the national RTC fatalities stock has seen over 400 per cent increment over the past 10 years,” he mentioned.
Mr Wuaku instructed the general public to be ambassadors of highway protection through making sure that they discuss towards unhealthy perspective of a few riders.
The Director, Education, Re-search and Training of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent Alexander Obeng, mentioned the cur-rent top spate of avoidable highway crashes resulting in deaths, accidents and destruction of houses had positioned large duty on stakeholders in the shipping trade to search out method to the risk.
He mentioned “rider indiscipline, abuse of road markings, intoler-ance, over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs” have been probably the most reasons of highway fatalities.
Chief Supt. Obeng mentioned his outfit would proceed to collabo-rate with stakeholders to coach highway customers and the general public on secu-rity and protection to save lots of lives.
He instructed the riders to take willing hobby in placing at the prescribed outfit to give protection to them-selves all over a crash.
Author: Ghanaian Times