TELEMATIC ROAD SAFETY SOULTION
BACKGROUNDRoad Transportation still remains the major means of transport in Ghana. However, road transportation in Ghana is saddled with many safety challenges making our roads unsafe and susceptible to preventable road traffic fatalities and injuries.
Data compiled by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has revealed that, the total number of commuters killed in road traffic accidents in 2018 recorded a 12.76% jump over the figure for 2017. More men than women perish in road crashes with some being pronounced dead on arrival at health facilities.
Among the challenges with injuries from road accidents are delays in transporting road accident victims to nearby health facilities and lack of knowledge in handling such victims or administering first aid that could buy victims more time before reaching a nearby hospital.
Ghana loses up to $230 million every year treating injuries and traffic fatalities and loss in productivity.
Despite the presence of these agencies and the implementation of their programs in Ghana road accidents and human causalities are on the increase. The number road accidents in 2019 is alarming with over 200 deaths from road accidents in the month of March.
It is against this background that our company – UCL Ghana and partners have are developing a Telematic Road Safety Program (TRSP) to ensure safety on Ghana roads and reduce drastically the spate of road accidents and human casualties.