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Police solicits media support to minimize accidents

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Superintendent of Police James Sarfo Peprah, the Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), has called for media support in minimizing road accidents.

He said road safety was a collective and shared responsibility by all stakeholders.

The MTTU Commander, who was speaking in an interview with GNA in Koforidua, said the number of pedestrians being killed by speeding vehicles was high and there was the need for concerted efforts in addressing the situation.

Supt. Peprah said from January to August this year, about 117 persons had lost their lives aside the deaths recorded from accidents.

He reminded drivers that the speed limit for driving in human settlements was between 30 and 50 kilometres per hour and many of the pedestrians who were killed could have been saved if drivers had adhered to the instruction.

Supt Peprah said that the Regional MTTU had embarked on outreach programmes including radio talk shows to conscientise drivers and other road users on their safety.

He said the MTTU gave road safety tit-bits on some selected radio stations in the Region and asked radio stations in other Regions to do same since to promote safety on the roads.

Source: GNA

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