In a recent interview on Property FM in Cape Coast, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah shared his deep concern regarding the contribution of negligent drivers to road accidents.
He strongly emphasized that attributing accidents caused by reckless driving to witches and spirituality is baseless.
Instead, he shed light on the fact that the desire of commercial drivers to maximize their earnings during the festive season, combined with people’s impatience to reach their destinations swiftly, results in excessive speeding.
He said, “By rushing with too much speed, it can be dangerous but we often blame witches and lesser gods or spirits for certain mishaps that we cause.
Accidents in Ghana: NRSA starts vigorous campaign
In December 2022, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) kicked off a road safety campaign to coincide with the festive season of Christmas and the New Year. This campaign, known as “Operation Stay Alive,” places great emphasis on the active involvement of all stakeholders to prevent road accidents.
To ensure the safety of everyone on the roads, the campaign urges drivers and other road users to adhere to road traffic regulations and maintain discipline. By doing so, we can collectively work towards the goal of preventing any loss of life due to accidents.
This important initiative is a result of collaboration between the NRSA and various stakeholders, including the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), the Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC), the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Street Sense, Bloomberg, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Transport.
Let us all join hands and actively participate in “Operation Stay Alive” to make our roads safer and ensure a joyful and accident-free festive season.