UW seeks child pedestrians’ safety

AMIN AMIDU SULEMANI,UPPER WEST REGIONAL MINSTER (11)Stakeholders in road safety in the Upper West Region have embarked on a road walk to promote child pedestrian safety in the Wa municipality.

Led by the regional staff of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and members of the Regional Road Safety Committee, the participants carried placards with various messages to drum home the need to protect child pedestrians on the road.

Some of the placards read ‘Promote child pedestrian safety’ “drivers, reduce speed and save kids lives, ‘Children have right of way’ and “Parents, be responsible for your children’s safety on the road’.

The road walk, which started at 6am, took participants through the Insurance Road to the T-Junction and then to the Traffic light along the J. J. Rawlings High Street and back to the forecourt of the Regional Co-ordinating Council, where participants were addressed and refreshed.

Mr. Mohammed Abdul-Samad, Upper West Regional Manager of the NRSC commended the participants for turning up in their numbers and creating awareness on child pedestrian safety.

He said the exercise, which marked the United Nations Global Road Safety campaign, celebrated in Ghana as the Road Safety Week Celebration, this year, focused on raising public awareness about the safety of children on the road.

Mr. Abdul-Samad said every year the world over; many children lost their lives through road accidents, hence, the need to promote best pedestrian road practices among children and the public to ensure their safety.

He advised that pedestrians always walked on the left hand side of the road facing the oncoming traffic so that they could easily spot and escape any danger.


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