Mr. Abass Imoro, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU), has stated that the majority of crashes are caused by careless human error.
He said the high rate of road crashes could be attributed to non-compliance with simple basic road regulations. “Most accidents are caused by reckless human behavior. We need to obey road safety regulations to reduce road crashes in the country.
Laws are respected in countries where road crashes have been reduced; when people break them, they are punished,” he said.
According to Mr. Imoro, statistics show that human error was responsible for 80% of road crashes .
In an interview with Sikka Fm’s News Editor Alhassan Muhutaru , Mr. Imoro stated that, per Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) regulations drivers in town are supposed to drive at a speed limit of 50 km/h, but most drivers exceed the limit .
He, therefore, urged drivers to be cautious on the road by avoiding excessive speeding, wrongful overtaking, drunk-driving, fatigue and regularly undertake maintenance of their vehicles.
Sources: Alhassan Muhutaru