Wednesday, July 30, 2008


THE Ashanti Regional Co-ordinator of the National Road Safety Committee, Mr Kwaku Oware-Boateng, has cautioned pregnant women against driving.
He said the practice, which was common in Kumasi, could easily cause accident, and also create medical problems for them.
Mr Oware-Boateng was speaking at a road safety education organised by his outfit at the Bantama SDA Church last Sunday.
He said his office was determined to send the message on road safety to the churches.
The co-ordinator said the rate of accidents in the region was a source of concern, and called on drivers to be extra careful on the road.
He also advised pedestrians to be cautious on the road to avoid being knocked down.
Mr Oware-Boateng, who demonstrated the use of the road to the congregation, said the church had a crucial role to play in bringing down the spate of accidents.
He also expressed concern about the way some parents put their children in the front seat of their vehicles when driving, and said this could also bring about accidents.
During an open forum, some members of the congregation called for regular interactions between the committee and the church because there were a lot of benefits in such meetings.
They commended the road safety committee for the meeting, and expressed the hope that they would put what they had learnt into practice.

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