Vivo Energy launched 2023 Stop, Think and Drive Road Safety Campaign
Vivo Energy Ghana in partnership with the National Road Safety Authority ( NRSA) and Transporters has launched the 2023 ‘ Stop, Think & Drive Road Safety Campaign at the Neoplan Station in Accra.
The Campaign launched on Wednesday, September 20, is aimed at fostering a culture where responsible driving becomes the way of life of Ghanaian drivers.
The Stop, Think & Drive Road Safely Campaign is an initiative of Vivo Energy Campaign which is held annually in the last three years in partnership with the National Road Safety Authority.
In an address read on behalf of the Vivo Energy Ghana Managing Director, Reindolf Domey who is Supply and Distribution Manager explained that the objective is to provide refresher defensive driving training for commercial drivers and motorcyclists across the country to build their capacity with the ultimate objective to improve road user behavior and reduce the risks of involvement in road accidents.
He said this year, the campaign has been designed to reach over 1,000 high – risk commercial drivers and motorcyclists across the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, and Eastern Regions of Ghana.
Having provided free eye screening for drivers last year through the campaign, the.plan this year is to equip participants with basic first aid skills in administering medical care to passengers in case of emergencies by a certified medical agency.
By imparting knowledge and instilling a sense of responsibility, we hope to empower drivers and cyclists with the tools they need to make safer choices on the road. Following the training, drivers will be monitored and evaluated to assess the impact made over a period with the help of stationmasters and driver unions, Reindolf Domey said at the launch.
Reindolf Domey in the address, called on all Ghanaians, both drivers and passengers to see road safety as a shared responsibility.
‘Whether you are a driver, a pedestrian, or a cyclist remember that your actions impact the lives of others. It is vital to respect traffic rules, avoid distraction, never drink and drive, and prioritize your safety and those around you”, he advised.
As an oil marketing company, Reindolf Domey gave the assurance that Vivo Energy Ghana will continue to fuel business with quality Shell fuels and lubricants that will protect vehicles.
The Acting Director General of the National Road Safety Authority, Ing. David Osafo Adonteng on his part lamented over the attitude of drivers on the roads.
He said as of August ending, 1433 have lost their lives from 7, 202 accidents recorded in the country.
The Acting NRSA Director advised drivers that if they do not stop over – speeding, overtaking, and disregarding traffic regulations, these numbers would increase by the end of the year.
He stressed that the National Road Safety Authority is elated with the partnership with Vivo Energy Ghana and will continue the collaboration to train drivers on responsible driving.
“Our partnership with Vivo Energy is beautiful, we will continue our campaign together because Christmas is just around the corner.
Story by Bugbila Moadow.