The president of Accident Victims Support foundation Ghana, Rev. Cyril Crabbe, has cautioned drivers to follow road safety practices in order to reduce accidents and deaths in the country.
According to him, if drivers make a concerted effort to practice safe driving habits, such as not speeding and prioritising the lives of passengers, death rates will take a nosedive during the upcoming festive season.
"If drivers will adhere to road safety practices, it is going to help us, especially this Christmas, and we are looking forward to reducing it even more," he noted.
Rev. Crabbe stated that as the holiday season approaches, the country has already seen fewer accidents than in previous years, and that he hopes to see fewer deaths in 2022.
Speaking at the Methodist Church Ghana in Accra Ridge, where the Accident Victims Support Foundation team paid a courtesy visit to Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, Rev. Crabbe also asked the church and the Methodist Church's head to be a voice of advocacy against road accidents and to provide the necessary support to victims of various types of road crashes.
Adding his voice to the plea of the foundation , Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo also asked drivers to exercise caution when plying the country's roads.
Over the years, Ghana has recorded high death rates before, during, and after the Christmas season. A comparative accident death analysis by the Ghana News Agency in 2021 revealed that more people died from road accidents from December 19 to 25, 2021, than in 2020, with the Ashanti region having the highest accident deaths.