The crosswalk marked by series of broad white stripes which indicates a crossing point for pedestrians is a very important feature that needs to be respected. Per research, elsewhere in the world, the zebra crossing is hugely respected but the the narrative is different in Ghana.
Many Ghanaian drivers do not respect the zebra crossing which makes it very difficult for pedestrians especially school children to cross roads.
Phenomenal Ghanaian blogger and social change advocate, Kobby Kyei has started respect the zebra crossing campaign. This campaign seeks to draw drivers attention to the usefulness of that feature on the road.
For almost a month now, the blogger has spent time on some of the major roads in Accra to interact with some drivers and pedestrians. This gesture has gotten reactions from lots top officials, celebrities and traditional leaders.
Many influential personalities have joined this campaign to help educate and draw the attention of drivers to respect the marked cross walk.
The likes of Rocky Dawuni, Jocelyn Dumas, Kwaku Manu, Ivan Quarshigah, Sammy Forson, Empress Gifty, Fred Kyei Mensah and many others have added their voices to the campaign and using their various platforms to project it.
He has there called on the relevant stakeholders such as the Department of Urban Roads of the Ministry of Roads and Highways, National Road Safety Commission, officials of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department of the Ghana Police Service to identify short- and long-term measures to improve pedestrian safety and driver compliance at zebra crossings in the metropolis.