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  1. MAKE ROADS SAFE CONFERENCE, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 8-10 July 2009 NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING A DECADE OF ACTION IN AFRICA: Examples of Road Safety Interventions. NOBLE JOHN APPIAH Executive Director National Road Safety Commission, Ghana

  2. Outline of Presentation The National Road Traffic Crash and Casualty Situation in Ghana 5 – year National Road Safety Strategy Policies Implemented Specific Interventions Road Safety Performance Indicators 3/7/2014 2

  3. Brief Profile of Ghana Population : 24,931,299 (estimate) Land Area : 238,540 sq. km Administrative Divisions : 10 Length of Roads in Ghana : 64,323km Trunk Roads = 20% Feeder Roads = 65% Urban Roads = 15% Road Condition Roads in Good Condition = 39% Roads in Fair Condition = 29% Roads in Poor Condition = 32% Languages spoken in Ghana : 41 Most Commonly spoken languages in Ghana : 6 English,Twi (Akan), Ga, Fanti, Hausa, Dagbani

  4. Road Safety Situation • Over 1,600 people die annually in Ghana through road traffic crashes. • At least 4 persons are reported killed in road traffic accidents daily • 42% of the fatalities involved are pedestrians • 23% of pedestrian fatalities involved children below age 16 • 60% of accidents are caused by speeding • Bus occupants account for 25 % of fatalities • 18-55 years age group account for 60% of fatalities • 70% of fatalities involve males • Vehicle population growing at 10% annually

  5. Cost of Road Traffic Crashes in Ghana • Road Traffic Crashes cost the nation 1.6% of GDP • Translates to US$ 165 MILLION (2004) Source : Estimation of cost of road traffic accidents in Ghana , 2006 (BRRI)

  6. National Road Traffic Injury Situation The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has a comprehensive traffic crash statistics data base from 1991 to 2007. 3/7/2014 6

  7. Details of RTC Data RTC classification by: Environment Road User Class Age group Sex Type of Vehicles Time of Crash Region etc 3/7/2014 7

  8. Distribution of Fatalities by Road User Class (2000 – 2007) Age (2000 –2007)

  9. 4.0 FRAMEWORK FOR ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

  10. RESPONSIBILITIES OF STAKEHOLDERS • Ministry of Transportation: Political leadership and broad policy direction • NRSC-National Road Safety Commission: Provides strategic leadership in strategy, policy , resource mobilization, advocacy and coordination • GAS - Ghana Ambulance Service Emergency Services • MTTU- Motor Transport & Traffic Unit Enforcement of traffic regulations • GHA/DUR/DFR- Road Agencies Road safety Engineering issues • NGOS – Advocacy, training etc • BRRI- Building & Road Research Institute RTA Data Collection and Analysis • DVLA- Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority Driver certification and vehicle inspections MoT

  11. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION • 4.1 Policy Goal • To provide strategic leadership in road safety management through: • Planning, development and coordination • Advocacy and Resource Mobilization • Research and knowledge transfer • Education, Publicity & Information – to create awareness and improve knowledge and change road user behaviour in road safety. • Engineering – to incorporate road safety in the development and maintenance of road infrastructure • Enforcement – to ensure compliance of Road Traffic Laws and Regulations • Emergency Response Services – to provide post crash care for crash victims

  12. Development of 5-year Comprehensive, Consistent, Coherent and Harmonized National Road Safety Strategy & Action Plans 3/7/2014 12

  13. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION 4.2 NATIONAL STRATEGY (NRSSI & II) AND ACTION PLANS • Targets • Focus Areas • Process • Implementation • Monitoring & Evaluation

  14. Strategic Objective The NRSC provides leadership in the planning, design and implementation of measures that will reduce road traffic crash fatalities on a year-on-year basis with a view to achieving less than 1,000 fatalities and achieve a single fatality rate by the year 2015.

  15. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION 4.2.9 FOCUS AREAS FOR NRSS II NRSS II • Reduction in Pedestrian and Child Fatalities and Injuries • Reduction in Fatalities and Injuries of occupants of Bus / Mini Buses

  16. FOCUS ROADS • Road Name • Aflao – Accra – Cape Coast – Takoradi – Elubo • Accra – Kumasi – Techiman – Kintampo – Tamale – Navrongo • Kumasi – Sunyani • Kumasi – Obuasi • Sunyani – Techiman • Tema – Asikuma • Asikuma - Ho 16

  17. INTERVENTIONS NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION

  18. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION To make Ghana’s road transportation system the safest in Africa Influence KNOWLEDGE Influence ATTITUDE Influence BEHAVIOUR Influence the level and severity of CASUALTY Education Information Training Engineering Emergency Education Information Research Education Information Training Enforcement Engineering Education Information Training Enforcement NATIONAL VISION FOR ROAD SAFETY • “Ghana, a country with the safest road transportation System in Africa” • The road to fulfill the vision

  19. Engineering (Physical)

  20. Education • Over 200,000 school Children, 8,000 teachers and 12,500 parents trained in safe road use practices

  21. EDUCATION, INFORMATION & PUBLICITY 1. Fatigue Campaign

  22. Enforcement (Visible presence of the Police)

  23. Enforcement

  24. Specific Interventions Development of a National Road Safety Policy Institution of Road Traffic Crash Investigations Enactment of the Road Traffic Act 683 & Regulations Introduction a National Ambulance Service (NAS) Introduction Speed Limiters, Tachographs and Speed Cameras PPP in Vehicle Towing Services Introduction of a National Drivers’ Academy Mandatory use of retroflective tapes to improve conspicuity 3/7/2014 24

  25. Specific Interventions

  26. Specific Interventions

  27. RESEARCH STUDIES CONDUCTED • Study into the conditions of service of commercial vehicle Drivers and its impact on road safety • The influence of educational background on driver competence • A study into Fatigue in driving • Impact of used tyres on road safety

  28. (Source : International Road Federation)

  29. THE WAY FORWARD

  30. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION NRSC WEBSITE (www.nrsc.gov.gh)

  31. NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION Thank you for your Attention info@nrsc.gov.gh www.nrsc.gov.gh