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.
4th National Road Safety Awards
NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) was established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 567) in 1999; with the mandate to plan, develop and promote road safety and coordinate policies in relation to them.
The NRSC provides leadership in the development and implementation of measures that will reduce road traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries on a year-on-year basis with a view to achieving a figure of less than 1000 fatalities by year 2015.
It is the key responsibility of the NRSC to promote best road safety practices for all categories of road users through the conceptualization, design, implementation and monitoring of data-led road safety interventions and measures to help improve upon our national road safety record.
Road Safety Situation
In Ghana, road traffic crashes are responsible for at least six (6) deaths a day and 1,800 a year, resulting in several thousand injured and incapacitated. Sixty (60%) of the victims are traffic crashes aged between 15 and 55 years, while the estimated cost of crashes to the economy is 1.6% of the national GDP valued at about US$ 419 Million as of 2009.
Again, twenty-three (23%) of road crash victims are occupants of public service buses (passengers) whereas forty-two (42%) are pedestrians who get knocked down by these vehicles.
Many of these situations though avoidable continue to occur partly due to the lack of a system of institutional control that delivers quality assurance within the Commercial Passenger transport sub-sector.
National Road Safety Awards (NRSA)
The National Road Safety Awards was instituted in 2010 to recognize the contributions of commercial passenger and freight operators based on the implementation of some agreed operational guidelines developed by the Commission at the instance of the MOT.
The Commission recognizes the contribution of journalists especially those who have impacted road safety with proactive and crash-preventive publications. In view of this, the National Planning Committee has since 2011 introduced a media category to the awards schemes
It remains our ultimate expectation that, the awards scheme will serve as a catalyst to challenge operators to improve upon their internal control and quality assurance systems for our collective good.
Except for the Journalist Awards that is individual, the award is mainly institutional in character. We think that, it takes a highly motivated and effective transport operators to demand high level of compliance with many of the global best road safety practices that guarantees safe travels
Objectives of the Awards
The National Road Safety Awards (NRSA) seeks to;
- Engineer grounds for transport operators to compete for excellence at the public transport delivery system in Ghana;
- Encourage the implementation of the published standards for the safe operation of public transport in Ghana; and
- Improve the rate of preventive and proactive road safety reporting
- Set the pace towards achievement of the national target for reducing road traffic crash fatalities especially the contributions of the commercial passenger (bus/mini bus and freight operators that is averaged 30% a year specifically for bus/mini bus occupants and pedestrians.
Categories of Awards
The Awards are arranged in two (2) categories:
- Regional Awards
- National Awards
There will be three (3) regional winners each from all the 10 regions of the country. All ten (10) first-placed regional winners will then converge in Accra to compete for the National Awards Laureate on November 2013.
The media category belongs to the National Awards with individual awards for Best Journalist for Print, Television and Radio categories.
There shall be the following awards;
- Winner of Commercial Transport Organization
- Best Performing Haulage Transport Organization (Solid and Liquid cargo)
- Best Journalist for Road Safety Reporting( Print, Radio & Television)
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.