Welcome to the official website of the National Road Safety Commission, Ghana. The National Road Safety Commission, promulgated by an Act of Parliament NRSC Act 567 of 1999 is mandated to provide strategic leadership for developing and implementing interventions and counter measures towards a sustainable management of road safety in Ghana.
In achieving this, the National Road Safety Commission has developed a strategic framework (a third in the series of strategies developed since 2001 dubbed National Road Safety Strategy III (2011-2020) alongside key pillars of the UN Decade of Action (2011-2020) with the overall objective of halting the increasing trends of fatalities and injuries by 2015 and reducing same by 50% by the year 2020. Institutions and persons required to implement the strategy to enable the country achieve the Strategic objective must show renewed sense of commitment, urgency and passion towards its achievement.
We have a moral, civic and professional responsibility to work tirelessly towards reducing road traffic crashes & casualties to ensure that Ghana remains a country with the safest road transportation system in Africa. The people of Ghana and road users will not forgive us if we fail to live up to our expectation.
While the NRSC continues to provide strategic leadership in this effort, all of us must make road safety a priority in our national development agenda by taking bold and comprehensive actions within the framework of the National Road Safety Strategy III.
Mission & Vision
Ghana, a country with the safest road transport system in Africa.
A reputable organisation with a highly motivated staff committed to reducing the fatality rate per 10,000 vehicles to a single digit.
To promote best road safety practives for all categories of road users.
THREE ROAD SAFETY ADVOCATES HONOURED BY WARSO
The West Africa Road Safety Organization (WARSO) has conferred Honorary Membership on Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII (Paramount Chief of the Abeadze Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana), Ing. Noble John Appiah (Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit Ltd.) and Noble Dr. Justice Morkporkpor Yao Amegashie (former Chief Executive Officer, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority - DVLA).
The investiture took place during the WARSO’s Executive Committee Meeting on April 10, 2014 at the Miatta Conference Center, Brookfields in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The three Ghanaians were honoured as members of the Organization for their immense contributions to road safety management in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region.
Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII is a well-known Road Safety Advocate who is very committed to road safety improvement in his traditional area. Daasebre Ewusi VII founded the Nana Ewusi Road Safety Foundation, which is into the mobilization of funds and other resources for road safety training, advocacy and awareness creation programmes. Through the Foundation, the Chief has significantly helped to increase awareness for best road safety practices in his traditional area and the Central Region in general.
Noble Dr. Justice Amegashie was instrumental in the transformation of the National Road Safety Committee and the Vehicle Examination and Licensing Division into the National Road Safety Commission and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority respectively as legal entities in 1999 by Acts of Parliament.
During his tenure of office as Chief Executive of the DVLA (2009 – 2013), Noble Dr. Justice Amegashie ensured the establishment of Computer Based Theory (CBT) Test as a means of improving the quality of drivers that are licensed to drive. He also facilitated the development of the regulation for the operations of the Private Vehicle Test Stations (PVTS).
He has several publications to his credit including authorship of Safe Driving Rules of the Road Explained, Safe Driving Simplified, Safe Driving Simplified (with questions and answers), and The Vehicle Owner and the Driver and The Law and Conventions on Road Transport (unpublished manuscript).
Ing. Noble John Appiah, now Managing Diriector of Metro Mass Transit Company Limited has been on the frontline of road safety practice for over 30 years. Until, 2013 he was Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) of Ghana for over a decade. During his tenure, Ing. Appiah personified the NRSC as an organization, a product and a service.
He led the process to build the Commission into a very respectable, visible, proactive and data-led public agency with a handful of staff who reflected the vision of the Commission. The National Road Safety Commission of Ghana diligently constructed under his leadership what has become known as the “African and Ghanaian model” at managing Road Safety.
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) of Ghana was established by an Act of Parliament (NRSC Act 567 of 1999). The Act mandates the NRSC to play the lead role in championing, promoting and coordinating Road Safety activities in Ghana.
Main Objective of the National Road Safety Commission The main objective is to plan, develop and promote road safety and to coordinate policies related to road safety.
NRSCs Broad Functions to:
- Undertake nation-wide planning and development of road safety programmes and activities
- Co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate road safety activities, programmes and strategies.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive database on road traffic accident and publish reports related to road safety
- Set standards for road safety equipment and ensure compliance
To reduce Road Traffic Crash fatalities on a year-on-year basis and achieve a total of less than 1,000 by the year 2015.