With the rate of accidents now hitting a record high of over 11,000 times recorded nationwide, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has registered their displeasure and shock at the current trend.
They are of the view that an abrupt end to this current scenario is first to "dualize the major highways, provision of rest stops, as well as periodic refresh r courses for the drivers a d road users.
These areas if not inculcated into the fibre of the roads and transport industries in the country, the ripple effects might not look good throughout the length and breadth of the country.
Currently on the average, 6 persons die on the Ghanaian roads on a daily basis.
The group registered their mind known at a week-long symposium organized within the Brong Ahafo Regional Capital, Sunyani to address the carnage on the roads.
According to them, this trend is unacceptably alarming after 2,126 persons who were said to have been involved in the accidents died within the first trimester of the year.
The symposium was attended by the representatives from the National Road Safety Authority, the Ghana Police Service, Driver and Vehicle License Authority, Civil Society Organizations, Journalists, and other concerned groups.
The GMA have therefore urged all authorities and institutions to do their bit to make sure that the menace is addressed in order to maintain some sanity on the Ghanaian roads and preserve lives.
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