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Use The Madina -Adentan Footbridge Or Be Arrested – Road Safety Authority To Ghanaians

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Jan. 21, 2020

Head of Regulations, Inspection, and Compliance at the National Road Safety Authority, Kwame Koduah Atuahene has urged police officials to enforce the use of footbridges along the Madina-Adentan Highway.
In 2018, Government moved to complete abandoned footbridges along the highway following agitations by residents on the frequent deaths on that stretch. However, checks show that pedestrians have deferred the use of these footbridges to crossing the ever-busy and dangerous highway. This phenomenon has led to increased road fatalities recorded on that stretch of road.
“There were a lot of people who were crying to get this infrastructure developed, so the government will not spend so much money yet people will do what they want and when they get knocked down by a speeding vehicle, they turn the heat on anybody.”
 Even though policemen have been assigned frequently to direct traffic and control these pedestrians, it seems all these efforts have proven to be futile and have yielded no results. According to recent reports, pedestrians have voiced out that, their refusal to use the footbridge is attributed to its length.
Speaking to Univers News, Mr. Atuahene says that, pedestrians who fail to comply with the law should be arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
“Especially when the appropriate facilities have been provided for, they should arrest offending pedestrians, prosecute them. It is only from enforcing the law that people will do what is right. The police must enforce the law it is as simple as that.”- he said.
 
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