Road Safety Commission aims to halve traffic deaths by 2020
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) aims to reduce road traffic related deaths by 50 per cent by the year 2020.
Speaking at a press briefing in Accra yesterday, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mrs May Obiri- Yeboah, explained that within the framework of the of the National Road Safety Strategy III (NRSSIII) which was launched in 2011, the Commission had developed and agreed on a set of Action Plans for some key public sector agencies to improve road safety.
Around 70 per cent of road traffic crash victims were males and almost 55 per cent of the victims who died or suffered severe injuries were within the productive age bracket of 18 and 55 years, which had an impact on the economy.
Road safety, Mrs Obiri-Yeboah noted, was therefore relevant to the over 25million Ghanaians because accidents did not discriminate on account of ages, status, educational level, religion or gender.