The National Road Safety Commissions (NRSC) Regional Office in the North East Region, engaged Senior and Junior staff of the North East Regional Coordinating council (NERCC) on a public education/sensitisation session on Road Safety. The engagement took place at the NERCCs main conference hall, during a management meeting of the NERCC on the 17th of October 2023. The objective of the engagement with the NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION, was to educate staff on the proper and safe use of roads, since all staff are either road users or prospective road users.
The Rgional Head of the NRSC, in his presentation to the staff, indicated that the session was to change road user behaviour and attitudes and to stimulate an awareness for the need for an improvement in road safety in the region. He added that the road safety statistics in the region, from January this year to September, is quite alarming. The region recorded 33 vehicular crashes, 77 accident-related injuries and 25 deaths. He informed that the NRSC will soon be embarking on a vibrant region-wide public education soon on road safety, alongside making sure that all unsafe and unhealthy road safety practices or offenders of such acts are made to face the full rigours of the law.
Chairing the meeting, on behalf of the Regional Minister, Mr. Mensah Andrews, Chief Director of the NERCC, commended the initiative by the NRSC and entreated staff to religiously heed to the guidance and road safety laws and regulations they are being educated on, so as to achieve the objective of preventing unnecessary loss of precious lives. He went on to say that the RCC, would henceforth not admit anyone into its premises, if that person does not wear motor-bike helmet. Motorbikes are the most predominant means of transport in the region.