The National Road Safety Commission has said that it has put in place measures to strictly compel institutions, agencies and all road users to adhere to road traffic regulations in order to reduce road accidents in the country.
Speaking on the sidelines of an engagement with the Transport Ministry and transport operators in Kumasi ahead of its upgrade to an Authority, the Director of Planning and Programs at the Commission, David Osafo Adonteng noted that the commission has outlined measures that they will employ to ensure that all stakeholders in the transport sector work hard to raise the standards of the sector to reduce the number of road accidents recorded annually.
“We do not want any road infrastructure to be put up without line markings, road signs, walkways and crossing points because we can’t call that a safe road. So what we are going to do is to use our mandate to encourage or perhaps compel institutions like the road agencies to make sure that they put up safe roads. We are also going to ensure that every driver behind a steering wheel has gone through some form of refresher training.”
Parliament, in June this year, passed the National Road Safety Authority Bill which when assented to, will give the commission additional responsibility of regulating road safety related standards among others.