Roadsafety officer warns drivers about road crashes

The Ashanti Regional Director of National Road Safety Authority Madam Sambiat Owiredu is warning drivers about the dangers of careless driving.

She made this statement on July 23 ,2021 in an interview with Sikka Fm News Editor ALHASSAN Muhutaru on the recent road crashes in our major highways .

“As Road Safety Officer it is my responsibility to improve road safety. This is a responsibility I take very seriously. I have made it clear that I won’t tolerate take any careless behaviour from drivers on our roads.

I am steadfast in my commitment to working with our Police and DVLA as partners in the fight against avoidable accidents on our road .
She urge all drivers and riders to pay attention when they are behind the wheel to further reduce deaths and serious injuries across Ghana .

“about over 4 in 10 of all motoring offences here include careless driving. It remains true that one lapse in concentration could ruin your life, or that of another innocent person, forever. As road users and car drivers we all make choices and we all have influence.”

She concluded by saying , “Every one of us has a role to play in preventing deaths and injuries on our roads. Just as with speeding, drink or drug driving, using a mobile phone while driving or failure to wear your seatbelt, if you drive carelessly, you run the very real risk of killing or seriously injuring yourself, your passengers or some other innocent person.”

“One wrong decision or one moment’s inattention as a road user can instantly change lives forever. Think about the consequences to yourself and your family if you were involved in a serious collision because you weren’t paying attention. How would you feel if your actions resulted in someone losing their life?

Sources: Alhassan Muhutaru/

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