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Vivo Energy Launches "STOP, THINK & DRIVE Road Safety Campaign"

The campaign urges commercial drivers and motorcyclists to be cautious on the road and abide by road traffic regulations to ensure their safety...

Accra – 26th September 2023: Stakeholders at the launch of this year’s STOP, THINK & DRIVE Road Safety Campaign have advised commercial drivers and motorcyclists to be cautious on the road and abide by road traffic regulations to ensure their safety and that of other road users.

Speaking at the launch, the Acting Director General of the National Road Safety Authority (NSRA), Ing. David Osafo Adonteng commended the contributions of Vivo Energy Ghana to reducing road accidents in the country. “We are very proud to say that Vivo is indeed effectively and efficiently to the admiration of the NRSA utilising its corporate social responsibility funds to ensure road safety to the benefit of road users and the people of Ghana”, he said.

Ing. Osafo Adonteng further called for the collective efforts of commercial drivers, motorcyclists and other road users to help reduce the crashes on our roads. “Stop the over-speeding, stop the wrongful overtaking, stop the use of alcohol and drugs, STOP, THINK & DRIVE”, he cautioned.

The STOP,  THINK & DRIVE Road Safety Campaign is an annual event organised by Vivo Energy Ghana (Shell licensee) in partnership with its transporters (J.K. Horgle Transport, J.K. Ahiadome Transport and S.O. Frimpong Transport) and the NRSA 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 behaviour and reduce the risks of involvement in road accidents. The initiative underscores unwavering commitment of Vivo Energy Ghana to promoting road safety and responsible driving within its communities and the country at large.

The Supply and Distribution Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana who spoke on behalf of the company said Vivo Energy Ghana is committed to supporting the government and its agencies to curb the menace on our roads through the ‘STOP, THINK & DRIVE’  Road Safety campaign which seeks to contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 3.6 of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2030.

“We believe that enforcement plays a crucial role in maintaining road safety.  Vivo Energy Ghana will collaborate and support law enforcement agencies to ensure that traffic regulations are upheld. We trust that a combination of visible policing and technological advancements, such as traffic cameras and speed detection systems as deployed by the Ghana Police Service will encourage good road safety behaviours and deter reckless driving as well as hold those who disregard the law accountable for their actions”, he intimated.

This year’s STOP, THINK & DRIVE Road Safety campaign is expected to reach some 1,000 high-risk commercial drivers and motorcyclists across the Greater Accra, Western, Ashanti, and Eastern regions of the country and will include a first aid training to equip participants with the basic skills in administering medical care to passengers in case of emergencies.

In attendance at the launch were representatives from the Ghana National Fire Service, Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and Transport Unions.


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