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Pedestrian Safety Concerns Raised on Awoshie-Ablekuma Highway

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Residents of communities situated along the Awoshie-Ablekuma Highway in Accra have expressed concerns over the increasing number of pedestrian knockdowns on zebra crossings. In recent times, the over-speeding of drivers on the highway has resulted in many pedestrians being knocked down on the zebra crossings.

According to eyewitnesses, the drivers often speed beyond the allowable limit, disregarding the rules and regulations governing pedestrian crossings. This exposes residents to a danger on a daily basis, putting their lives at risk.

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The residents are worried that if the situation is not addressed immediately, many more lives will be lost due to the indiscipline of drivers. They have, therefore, called on relevant authorities such as the National Road Safety Authority, Urban Roads, Ghana Highways Authority, and other regulatory agencies to intervene.

Pedestrian safety is a critical issue that cannot be overlooked in any society. In Ghana, there has been a persistent disregard for the rights of pedestrians by drivers, especially on highways. The situation on the Awoshie-Ablekuma Highway is a typical example of this unfortunate trend.

It is essential that relevant authorities take urgent action to curb the indiscipline of drivers and promote a culture of responsible driving on Ghana’s roads. The government must also ensure that pedestrian-friendly infrastructures such as footbridges and pedestrian overpasses are constructed at strategic points along highways to promote safe and easy crossing.

In a nutshell, the safety of pedestrians is paramount and should be taken seriously by all stakeholders. Drivers should observe speed limits and respect the rights of pedestrians on zebra crossings. The government must also prioritize pedestrian safety by investing in pedestrian-friendly infrastructures along highways. It is only through collective effort that we can make our roads safe for all users.

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