The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is strengthening its legislative powers to enforce road safety in the country.
Mr. Kwame Koduah Atuahene, Head of Regulation, Inspection and Compliance of NRSC who stated, this said the aim was to ensure mandatory compliance of safety measures and controls in the country’s roads to reduce accidents to the barest minimum.
Speaking at the Ashanti regional stakeholders’ consultative workshop on the new Legislative Instrument (LI) to regulate road transport operations, he said compliance to rules and regulations regarding road traffic regulations and safety must be enforced.
Additionally, transport operators must be made to strictly adhere to road safety standards set for them.
The new LI is expected to regulate and promote a framework for the coordination, implementation and enforcement of the road safety procedures, standards and regulations.
Mr Atuahene, pointed out that, road safety and zero accidents were a shared responsibility and that the Commission was developing a handbook and manuals for all road users as well as the general public to have easy access to safety information.
He said permits and road safety clearance would be granted to road contractors by NRSC, before road construction works could be started.
Mr Atuahene stressed the need for school authorities and teachers to involve themselves in the education of children on road signs and regulations.