The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has urged motorists and commuters to be extra cautious on the roads as the festive season approaches.
Speaking to Vision1 FM News today, the Acting Director General of the NRSA, David Osafo Adonteng said records reveal that there’s been 18 percent reduction in deaths, six percent reduction in crashes and three percent reduction in injuries compared to the same period last year.
According to Dr. Osafo Adonteng, despite the gains made in reducing accidents on the road this year, extra precaution is needed to sustain the gains made.
This, he said is because over 1900 deaths have been recorded in the past 10 months, adding that the festive season makes it highly possible to record more deaths.
Osafo Adonteng added that “People will want to travel more, we will see more vehicles on our roads, there will be a lot of activities, merry-making, church-going, parties and so on. Unfortunately, some of these come about because people are not alert and undisciplined in terms of using alcohol to excite themselves. People forget themselves when they drink and they will go and sit behind the steering wheel. Others will want to use the alcohol to activate their capability to do more work in terms of driving than before”.