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Global Road Safety
Global Road Safety

Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.

Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.

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Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
byTony Douglas, Nate Hansen, Eric Nyame-Baafi

There’s a real need to improve road safety in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, says Eric Nyame-Baafi, a road safety consultant for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana. 

“A total of 650 people die on African roads every day. A child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the road as a child in any other part of the world.”

In this latest episode of Global Road Safety, Eric discusses Ghana’s initiatives to improve railway and road safety:

“The Government of Ghana is keen in rehabilitating existing railway lines in order for some of the traffic on the road to shift to rail and in doing that is going to reduce the number of accidents,”

And explains why public education is badly needed to improve driver behavior and road safety in Ghana:

“Even though drivers recognize the need for Road Safety Education, I think the education has to be geared towards changing the behavior patterns, I mean, in terms of speeding, and in terms of drunk driving.”

Improving road safety in Ghana would improve the lives of millions of people; and that means focusing on engineering, enforcement and education. To find out more, download and listen to Eric on this latest episode now. 

On today’s podcast:

  • How Ghana’s government is shifting traffic from road to rail
  • Why Ghana plans to establish a transportation regulatory body
  • Initiatives to improve driver skills
  • Why improving road safety will improve the lives of millions
Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi
Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets – Pakistan with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir
How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen
The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown
Improving Road Safety with Retired NTSB Chairman, Robert Sumwalt
The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder & Andrew Crickmay
Introducing Global Road Safety