Speaker of Parliament (Albany Bag in) reveals how seatbelt has saved him continually

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin has recounted how wearing a seatbelt saved his life three times in what he describes as “near-fatal accidents”.

The Speaker observed that though in all incidents he was in high-end four-wheel drive vehicles, none of them could be recovered after the accidents.

Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician who is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government from January 2012 until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position.

“I have had a number of near fatal accidents. You know members of parliament are always on the move and those of us who are far off the seat of government usually have to overstretch our nerves and our sights to try to get to our destination before dusk and so I had about 3 near fatal accidents but survived them just because I obeyed one of the driving rules of a passenger, putting on the passenger belt,” Alban Bagbin said.

“Because, on the three occasions, even though I was using Land Cruisers, none of them could be recovered but I came out unhurt because the belt held me to the seat,” he stated.

He made this revelation when the leadership of JoyNews visited him in his office to officially present copies of the documentary, Crushed.

He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to adhere to all road safety rules, especially always to put on their seat belts to stay alive and avoid carnage on the road.Meanwhile, statistics from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service reveals that a total of 263 people have died from road accidents in April 2021.


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