NRSA trains drivers at Nkawkaw


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Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA

Nkawkaw (E/R),
Jan.28, GNA- The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has held a day’s
refresher training for over 100 high risked drivers at Nkawkaw in the Eastern
Region to expose them to the use of modern vehicles.

The training is in
partnership with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, Motor Traffic and
Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana
Association of Driving Schools.

The participants
were taken through topics such as pedestrian safety, use of seatbelts, effect
of alcohol and drugs on driving, speeding, and motivation among others.

Mr Abdulai Bawa
Ghamsah, the Eastern Regional Manager of National Road Safety Authority (NRSA)
who took participants through the training said it was important for drivers to
attend regular refresher courses to help reduce road carnages in the country.

He indicated that,
over 14.1 per cent of deaths recorded in the country annually were caused by
road accidents.

He said most of
these crashes were caused by drivers who travel long distances, and urged the
drivers to help prevent it.

Mr Ghamsah said the
NRSA in collaboration with MTTD would be instituting a pre- detection checks of
vehicles at all lorry parks to ensure that commercial vehicles were in good
shape to travel long distance to help reduce further road crashes.

Participants were
also educated on road signs and vehicle indicators.