A mishap agent and protection guarantee specialist, Mr Anane Frimpong, has advised that any endeavor to sanction motorbikes for business use will prompt more loss of lives and appendages on the nation’s streets.
He cited a Ministry of Transport report, which said bike fatalities expanded from 2.7 percent in 2001 to 21 percent in 2018, while the National Road Safety Authority (NRA) had assessed that the possibility of biting the dust from a bike crash stayed multiple times higher than an auto collision.
Mr Frimpong, who was tending to a question and answer session sorted out by the Ghana Committed Drivers Association, a gathering of business drivers and street engineers, noticed that as opposed to authorizing the hazardous exchange, governments should address the underlying drivers of the multiplication of utilizing bikes for business exercises, prevalently known as Okada.
He said as of the hour of declaring the law forbidding Okada, cruiser mishaps positioned ninth on the rundown of causal operators for street mishaps.
Nonetheless, presently, Okada positioned second on the rundown of causal operators for street mishaps, he said.
The protection expert said in 2014 alone, figures delivered by the NRSA demonstrated that 2,571 individuals were wrecked by motorbikes, out of which 1,856 lost their lives.
In 2015, he stated, 2,289 cruisers were engaged with street mishaps cross country, while in the primary quarter of 2017 around 708 street clients kicked the bucket from 4,049 mishaps, with 3,983 others continuing differing degrees of injury.