The National Road Safety Authority in the Savannah Region held a one day refresher training workshop for drivers and other road users in the Bole district of the Savannah Region on 25th of November 2021.

The aim of the workshop is to refresh the knowledge base of drivers, riders, transport owners, transport officers, the media and others road users.

Speaking to Bole based nkilgi fm, Mr Eugene Frimpong who is a principal Transport Assistant in the Savannah Regional office said the participants which included
Institutional Drivers, GPRTU of TUC Drivers and Vulcanisers were educated on the need for vehicle maintenance.

He disclosed that, most of the road accidents in Ghana are caused by indiscipline, poor road network, inadequate vehicle maintenance among others. He added that, regular maintenance safe lives, money and property.

According to Mr Frimpong poor maintenance causes 20% of road accidents and mentioned that a recent vehicle check excise carried out by the Savannah Regional Road Safety Authority office shows that, most of the vehicles on our roads do not meet the criteria hence, one of the reasons why they organised the training workshop.

Participants were taken through the causes of road accidents, importance of vehicle maintenance, corrective maintenance, and preventive maintenance procedure among others.