- A new book by Okyere Bonna says it is about time to stop the carnage on African roads, further saying the world cannot sit and watch millions of people die every year.
Bonna’s new book notes the fact that some 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes in Africa every year, yet most of the accidents are preventable.
The author’s argument revolves around the salutary, commonsensical and imperative need for postcolonial African governments to ensure that the auspicious facility of vehicular transportation is safely and productively engaged, calling on stringent and impartial enforcement of transit laws and penalties.
The book, Stopping the Carnage on African Roads, Bonna has spent a remarkable length of time researching and extensively writing about this subject. He cites Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa as his case study and suggests measures needed to stop the carnage.
"While indeed, as the author, himself, attests the focus of this book is Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, for obvious reasons, nonetheless, Stopping the Carnage on African Roads is unmistakably germane to the totality of the dismal traffic situation in Africa at large. In this sense, the expansive title of the book is all the more appropriate," Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Bronx, New York, said of the book.
As noted in the book, millions of people die in road accidents in Africa each year; and the casualty rates are astonishing, with as many as 50 million people said to be injured or disabled by road traffic crashes every year.
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