The Director of Planning and Programs at the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), is calling for the amendment of the Road Traffic Regulations 2012 in strengthening road safety legislation.
Ing. David Sarfo Adonteng said amending the regulations will help deal with the numerous road accidents in the country.
The National Road Safety Authority is mandated to regulate, ensure implementation and enforcement of road safety standards and procedures in the country to promote safety practices among road users.
With this mandate, the NRSA enact laws to guide motor riders in the country including commercial transport owners and drivers but recent observation indicates the rampant accident cases involving dispatch riders.
Last week, a convoy made up of an advanced security team of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin involved in an accident leading to the death of the Police outrider.
In an interview with Original News on Original 91.9FM, Tuesday, Ing. David Sarfo Adonteng, the Director of Planning and Programs at the NRSA said the national security within the police institution is one of the institutions that were exempted in LI 2180 of the Road Traffic Regulation 2012 and to address the pressing road safety issue they should be included.
He indicated that premium should be placed on safety as much as security during duties owing to the fact that speeding kills.
Ing. Adonteng further proposed the review of the Road Traffic Regulations 2012 to help curb drastically the menace of road carnage among dispatch riders.
By: Joyce Kumi | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana