Motor riders knocking pedestrians down on zebra crossings

Motor riders knocking pedestrians down on zebra crossings

A report by road safety non-governmental organisation, Street Sense shows that motorcycle riders are knocking pedestrians down at various zebra crossings in the country.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation, Oswald Lavoe said bikers had the notion that zebra crossing regulations were meant for only cars and, therefore, ignored the signs.

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“When the drivers stop for people, they just move in with speed and knock people down.The pedestrian should not beg to cross the road at the zebra crossing. The moment you see people standing, you have to slow down and signal to others to also stop,” he revealed.

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Places in Accra such as the Graphic Road, 37 Lorry Park, the Accra Sports Stadium and Abossey Okai have been noted for the unfortunate development as pedestrians spend close to 10 minutes waiting to cross the road at Zebra crossings when traffic lights go off. Lavoe mentioned some of the hot spots to include the zebra crossing near the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), another in front of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) branch at Achimota and others on the Kanda Highway and Kaneshie.

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