Komenda accident: “Indiscipline on the rise among motorists” – NRSA

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Mr. Kwame Koduah Atuahene, Head of Regulations, Inspections, and Compliance at the National Road Safety Commission (NSRA), has attributed  frequent road accidents to indiscipline, which according to him, is on the rise among motorists.

The comment by the Mr. Atuahene comes after over 35 persons perished in a gory accident at Dompoase junction  at Komenda in the Central Region.

More than 30 people perished in the  ghastly accident which occurred on the  Cape Coast -Elmina road in the wee hours of Monday, 13th January 2020. The accident which involved two  buses collided head on at Dompuase junction.

The  buses with registration numbers GR 5704-18 and GN 3780-10 were travelling to and from Takoradi respectively.Both drivers reportedly died on the spot. .

Over 50 people who sustained  various degrees of injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Cape Coast Government Hospital in the Central Region.

Speaking on Atinka FM’s Morning show with host Ekourba Gyasi, Head of Regulations, Inspections, and Compliance of the National Road Safety Commission (NSRA), Mr. Kwame Koduah Atuahene said education on the safety on road have been heightened over the past years.

He added that motorists have become undisciplined to the extent that they ignore road regulations because they feel a big man will intercede on their behalf when they are apprehended for any road related offence.

He noted that the National Road Safety Commission has commenced investigations into the accident and that findings will be made public.

Asked if there was the possibility of shutting down public transport services whose vehicles frequently  get involved in accidents, Mr Atuahene noted that regulations are being put in place and that if it gets to a point where transport companies need to be shut down the NRSA will definitely  act.

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