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Mobile Phones Can Help Prevent Road Accidents in Ghana, Says Vodafone Expert

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As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of mobile telephone communications, a telecommunication expert has shared how mobile phones can prevent vehicular accidents in Ghana. Ebenezer Siebu, the Head of Network at Vodafone, revealed in an interview with Onua TV that many institutions in the country are already benefiting from the technology.

Mr. Siebu explained that speeding is one of the major causes of accidents on major roads in Ghana. However, if mobile phones are properly used, they can help minimize the risk of accidents caused by speeding. He cited the example of Vodafone, which has fixed tracking systems in all its vehicles to monitor speed in real time. The system prompts the driver to slow down if they exceed the speed limit, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.

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Moreover, the tracking system also helps monitor journey management. If a driver is expected to take a break every three hours, for instance, the system can alert the driver and the company. This helps prevent fatigue-related accidents and ensures that drivers are not overworked.

Mr. Siebu also revealed that Vodafone is collaborating with stakeholders in road safety management to promote the use of mobile phones in reducing accidents. He said that some public agencies and enterprises have already implemented tracking solutions in their vehicles, and he expects to see more organizations adopt this technology in the future.

In conclusion, Mr. Siebu emphasized that mobile phones can drive behavior toward desirable outcomes. By using tracking systems to monitor vehicle speed and journey management, drivers can be encouraged to drive more safely, thereby reducing the risk of accidents on Ghana’s roads.

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