Replace our traffic lights

Replace our traffic lights

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Agyemang Okyere Darko started this petition to Ministry of Roads and Highways and

The stress and anxiety one encounters in a traffic jam alone is enough to destroy your day and productivity. Just consider the impoverished state of traffic systems in some principal areas like the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Madina Zongo Junction intersection, and the central business district (CBD) of Accra, all the traffic lights at the intersection near the Central Police Station Barracks cannot be seen on their poles. The danger these impoverished traffic lights pose to us are countless, for instance, some broken traffic lights hang loosely on the wires that supply power to them, meaning that they can easily fall off and injure pedestrians.

Traffic signals are used to improve safety and facilitate the efficient movement of vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians on city streets when appropriate. Without the traffic lights functioning well, vehicles will find it difficult to safely move which can cause collisions of cars and people. The traffic lights help coordinate movements by ensuring an orderly flow of vehicles and pedestrians by giving right of way to some cars and not others. 

At some of the intersections, only the traffic lights on the main road are functioning, while those on the adjoining routes are off, this, however, poses a huge threat to motorists who sometimes get confused about sudden acceleration from the other side when they attempt to use another flow of traffic.

Some things that could happen, if there were no traffic lights could include total chaos on the road. There would be nothing to tell people when to go and when to stop. Total gridlock would happen on a daily basis which is a nightmare for everyone. The number of accidents and fatalities would rise significantly. More and more people would also be late to school or work on a daily basis all because of the absence of this one great invention. Not to mention that it would be nearly impossible for anyone to cross the road while being sure when cars are going to stop, which would also increase pedestrian-related accidents.

Ghana’s urban road networks are fast approaching to full capacity and with the holiday season gradually approaching, traffic jams and road safety will again be high on the public agenda. We will therefore be needing functioning lights which are very essential and necessary on the roads, particularly in the night, to control the motorist, women, and children who matter a lot to the growth and development of Ghana.

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