214 School Children Killed In Accidents From January To September - NRSC

Date: November 6, 2017

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is asking the 216 assemblies across the country to enforce their road safety bye-laws in order to protect lives on roads.

This is to eliminate entirely the increasing number of fatalities associated with road crashes.

According to the commission, 214 school children were killed in accidents from January to September 2017. The children who were either knocked down or died in road crashes were among the 1,534 recorded in 2017.

The Head of Communication at the National Road Safety Commission, Kwame Kodua Atuahene, in an interview with Citi FM, said: “Five years ago, we tried to develop a scheme or opportunity that will allow road safety to be taught in school through the support of the European Union working with Ghana Education Service to develop texts books and manuals.”

“We have also been deploying what we call the lollipop for kids also stationed at strategic zones where data shows that kids have difficulty crossing from one point to other either from school or to their homes.”

“Many of the pedestrian walkways in the cities and the municipalities have been taken over by hawkers and traders and it is an issue we will tackle with the Municipalities, “he added.

He concluded: “In this country the majority of people who died as a result of road crashes are not passengers; they are ordinary people who walk by the roadside.”


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