The Ahafo Regional Director of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Madam Ndira Apronti has linked the major causes of the road clashes in the country to the poor tyre maintenance, over speeding, drink driving, fatigue, inattentiveness and wrongful overtaking among others.
However, the lady took a swipe into the recent road accidents on the country's roads, charging all road users to be skeptical on how they ply the roads to reduce motor traffic accident cases.
Speaking in an interview with High Radio monitored by Soireenews.com, Madam Ndira Apronti emphasize the need for drivers and all other road users to be cautious in using the roads denoting that the recent rampant accidents on our roads are worrying and needs to be looked at to safe lives and properties.
She, therefore pleaded with road users to manage themselves well in ensuring the reduction of accidents adding that drivers and riders must always apply the knowledge obtained in the discharge of their duties and make sure they listen to road safety education on radios and other media platforms to keep them in shape to prevent road accidents.
Madam Ndira Apronti attributed road safety issues to three key issues explaining that it has to do with the persons involved which comprises drivers, pedestrians, passengers, persons involved in the construction of the road, and manufacturers of the car.
She added that the road and the road environment is the second contributive factor to road safety issues as well as the machine being used to ply the road.
Explaining the concept, she stressed that road safety issues address overspeeding, drink driving, driver fatigue, inattentiveness, and wrongful overtaking among others which when it is not well-coordinated leads to accidents on our roads.
She revealed that the road traffic regulation LI 21-2012 has spelled out clearly that drivers must not drive beyond 8 hours within a day.
He stressed that drivers ought to take a 30mins rest in the first 4 hours drive out of the entire designated 8 hours to reduce stress and fatigue to prevent accidents hence National Road Safety Authority initiated a policy called relay driving which gives opportunity for two drivers to use a car for long distance journey which according to her will prevent fatigue and stress induced road accidents.