Ghana Drivers and Road Safety Awards, 2018
ROAD SAFETY AWARDS DRIVERS
The Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Ing. May Obiri Yeboah has revealed that since the inception of the Road Safety Awards scheme, road traffic crashes involving buses and heavy good vehicles have seen some improvements.
She said this in an address at the Ghana Drivers and Road Safety Awards held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra on Friday, November 23, 2018.
In her address she stated, “The road traffic crash situations involving buses or mini buses as well as heavy and light good vehicle have seen some improvement over years”. Backing her claim of reductions in fatalities involving these road user classes, the Commission’s Executive Director said “the fatalities have reduced from 20.8% in 2009 (before the awards) to 17.4% in 2016 for buses or mini buses and from 8.6% in 2009 to 4.75% in 2016 for heavy and light goods vehicles.
Ing. Obiri Yeboah expressed her profound gratitude to the Shenkani Ltd GHACEM Ltd, GOIL Ltd and VIVO Ghana Ltd for their varied contributions and sponsorship for the 2018 edition of the award.
Mr. Moses Osei, a driver with Cooperative Ayalolo was recognised as the National overall best driver after beating off competition from his peers drawn from across the country. He drove away a brand new Kia Saloon car sponsored by GHACEM and GOIL.
The idea of road safety Awards was instituted in the 2009 as a measure to recognise the contributions of drivers, transport companies and road safety organisations that were committed to the improvement of road safety in the country by mainstreaming global best road safety practices into their operational culture.