The National Road Safety Authority (NSRA)has launched a book called “Vehicle Log Book” to support the new implementation of two drivers per each intercity bus to reduce accidents especially this Easter.
According to the Director of planning and programs, National Road Safety Authority, Engineer David Osafo Adonteng, the Vehicle Log Book is for the drivers to write down the setting off time, wherever the driver will stop on the way, time to change over and also the time the driver will get to the destination.
He added that, this campaign will use
speeding-related Public Services Announcement (PSAs) produced by the NRSA and other safety bodies to send out the message of speed reduction as well as the reduction in some risky driving
He said Drivers should observe the posted speed limits, reduce their speed in town to allow for safe pedestrian usage of the road and abstain from drugs and drinking;
Also Pedestrians should look out for safe crossing facilities like pedestrian crossing points or footbridges and avoid walking on the roadway and instead of the walkways if they are provided.
He stressed that Motor Riders are expected to ride safely by using their helmets, avoid needless
manoeuvring, look out for pedestrians, and not violate the red lights at traffic
intersections; and Passengers should endeavour to speak up against any conduct of the driver that endangers their lives like speeds, wrongful overtaking and in the case of signs of driver-fatigue, demand that drivers take some rest.
On the other hand, the Director of planning and programs, National Road Safety Authority, Engineer David Osafo Adonteng congratulated the leadership of the VIP for accepting to collaborate with them.
He also added that the NRSA will sanction any driver who will refuse to comply.
By Elvis Kumah Sampson