Mr Dennis Yeribu, Eastern Regional Director, National Road Safety Authority has after cent 90 per cent of road accidents to errors created by humans on the road.
According to him, critical among the errors is excessive speeding, which has contributed cent 60 per cent of all accident cases.
Indicating that apart from the motorway, where drivers can speed0km per hour, drivers are not permitted to speed when they are nearer to towns and public places, however, most drivers rather over speed when they are closer to towns and other sensitive institutions such as hospitals and schools.
‘’We don’t see road accidents as a problem, however, that is killing people almost every time and at least a minimum of six daily bases on our roads’’ he said.
He said this on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng when he was interviewed on road accident statistics concerning accident deaths in the country for the first and second quarters of which the Eastern is second with 243 deaths.
Mr Yeribu also said reckless overtaking has contributed to major accidents on the roads and the deaths of many.
He said poor road infrastructure also contributes to road accidents however, its contribution is somewhere cent 5 per cent, but immediately the roads are fixed then the accident numbers shoot up.
He explained that should drivers reduce the speed on the roads then other causes of accidents will not translate to deaths but minor injuries.
Mr Yeribu said one thing that is evident about the collisions is that they have realised that accidents among motorbikes are becoming many, because ”when you come to the towns moto riders moto riders are getting killed a lot’’ he added.
Saying that out of the 243 accident deaths recorded between January and June of this year 105 of them have resulted from motorbikes.
He said his outfit together with their partners ha several activities from now till Jinny ending of which is to intensify their sensitization exercise among drivers and the general public, hoping that it will reduce accident cases in the region.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com