DRIVERS ARE THE CAUSE OF ROAD ACCIDENT

The Ashanti Regional Director for Road Safety Commission Mr. Asiamah Samuel has revealed that 90 percent of road accidents are caused by drivers.

Over the weekend, the country recorded not less than 5 accidents which claimed more than 30 lives.

Speaking on OYEREPA BREAKFAST THIS MORNING with Nana Kwadwo Jantuah, he attributed the cause of most road accident to the conduct of drivers and called for holistic approach to end this canker.

“Because most of our roads have been newly constructed, drivers always use this opportunity to go over speed and also overtake the other without knowing what’s ahead of them” he said

Mr. Asiamah added that “drivers, who drive on long journey fails do rest, carry on with tiredness then losses concentration in the process of driving. Some even sleep off.”

He urged passengers and citizen to cooperate with stakeholders in the fight against reckless drive, wrong overtaking and over-speeding on the part of our drivers.

Statistics has it that more than 80 lives have been lost through road accident in just first quarter of 2018.

 

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