The Oli Best Road Safety Organisation (OBR) has called on drivers to adopt good attitudes towards driving and help reduce the increase in road crashes.
The admonition comes at the heels of reports that 90 percent of road accidents result from human error on the part of drivers.
Mr. Richard Karikari, the Chief Executive Officer of Oli Best Road Safety Organisation reminded the public to report recalcitrant drivers to authorities.
The occasion was the World Day commemoration of road traffic victims, under the theme: “Life is not a spare part”.
Mr. Karikari appealed to the government to adopt measures to enhance road safety to combat accidents and stressed on the need for a proper database to check road accidents.
ACP Kwaku Buah, the Manhyia Divisional Commander of the MTTD, bemoaned the increase in road accidents lately.
He said the MTTD recorded over 700 road accidents between January and October, this year in the Ashanti region out of which 112 persons perished with several injuries.
The Commander who doubles as the chairman of the Board of the Oli Best Road Safety Organisation noted that over 1,033 drivers were prosecuted and fined a total of GHC258,000 following abuse of road safety regulations during the period under review (January to October).
He mentioned over speeding, wrongful overtaking, driving under the influence of substance as well as the use of mobile phones as the major causes of road accidents and called for strict enforcement of the law regarding road safety.
Dr. Maxwell Osei- Ampofo, Head of Emergency Medicine at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and deputy coordinator, National Ambulance Service called for quick reportage on traffic crashes through the Emergency Service Providers.
He suggested there must be a proper evaluation to serve as a warning signal to drivers and help reduce road accidents in the country as Christmas approaches.