Road safety is a development and public health concern in Ghana given the unacceptable losses of life, health and property occurring on our road networks. The road safety performance gap between low-income countries like Ghana and developed nations is widening, and this trend will continue unless new national initiatives are undertaken. Road accidents disproportionately harm the poor with consequences that further plunge households into poverty. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and public transport passengers are especially at risk. There are growing concerns about the scale and projected growth of these negative impacts.

Key Challenges
Road traffic deaths and injuries are predicted to become the third largest contributor to the global burden of disease by 2020. Over the next 20 years, more cars may be built than in the entire 110-year industry history, with immediate impact on congestion, road deaths and injuries, and the environment. More than a million people are killed in road crashes every year and the situation is much more serious in Ghana where 1,500 lose their lives and many more are injured.

Looking Ahead
The strategy is to achieve sustainable reductions in road deaths and injuries, catalyze increased road safety investment and promote innovative infrastructure solutions to improve the safety of mixed traffic, speed and road environments. The Institute shall support the work of the National Roads Safety Commission to achieve its goals.



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