In many countries around the world, reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation that generally consists in driving a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. It is usually a more serious offense than careless driving, improper driving, or driving without due care and attention and is often punishable by fines, imprisonment, or driver's license suspension or revocation.
Reckless driving has been studied by psychologists who found that reckless drivers score high in risk-taking personality traits. However, no one cause can be assigned to the mental state and depending on the jurisdiction, reckless driving may be defined by a particular subjective mental state that is evident from the circumstances, or by particular driver actions regardless of mental state, or both.
In a Facebook post, by a fast rising female young Lawyer, who is called Kay Inkoom, she shares a near fatal and passionate story of how the supposed female driver of a government of Ghana plated elegant and expensive saloon car, was driving carelessly and sadly, may have gone away with this bad and seeming intentional driving recklessly.
She wrote that:
"Dear Government of Ghana, you see i won't even try to report the recklessness of the lady in dread locks driving this car ( GV 47-21) because chances are that I might not get a redress.
But if you care about your citizens enough to want to protect them from accidents and the needless loss of lives on our roads, kindly push your buttons and get access to MTTU Road cameras, for a tape (am sure there is a cctv camera) of traffic activities, at the 37 military hospital traffic light towards Max mart around 5:10 to 5:15 and judge for yourselves.
After watching the tape, I don't need an apology but pls tell who ever this driver is to " fix herself" and her reckless driving on the road
Pls don't wait for another gory accident before you do the needful. Not everyone might be as lucky as I was.......
Shame on u lady driver, I hope even you or your loved ones won't be victims of drivers like you one day.......," the young lawyer wrote passionately.
This Facebook post is one, that has to be taken with all seriousness and the need for the legally mandated body, to pick this up and act fast. This is so because, Ghana has reached a grim milestone in terms of road traffic accidents with 771 persons dying between just January and March this year alone amid the ongoing pandemic.
This chilling revelation forms part of data collated by the Motor Traffic & Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, as this essentially means more people have died due to road carnage in the period than the number of lives cumulatively claimed by the novel coronavirus since the country recorded its first two case back in March 2020.
As of the April 3, 2021, the Ghana Health Service put the mortality rate of the virus at 752, however, latest figures from the Police paint a rather unfortunate picture as road accidents within the first quarter surpass Covid-19 casualties so far with another 4700 suffering various of injuries in the process.
These deaths represent a 29.58% increase from the same period in 2020. Out if the 4,009 cases reported, 2,476 involved commercial vehicles, 2,771 private vehicles.
Meanwhile, 1,583 of the road crushes involved motorcycles. The Ashanti Region leads the pack with 171 persons in road crushes while 1,064 others were injured and followed closely by the Greater Accra Region, with 146 deaths and 1,017 injuries.
Hence, if something can e done practically to address this life threatening challenge, then there is the need for such reports, to be quickly worked on. The identity of the driver of this government vehicle is yet to be known, but we are hopeful that, this news story and you sharing, will make tis viral, forcing someone been paid, to act fast.
Who is also driving recklessly on the road? Care to use the power of social media to report such a driver to the appropriate authority to ensure that, something is done to help salvage the carnage on our roads? The ball is in your court.
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