Residents of Adentan massed up in front of West Africa Senior High School, WASS, to embark on a peace walk as planned.
Leadership of the community had issued a statement, calling for the suspension of the walk after government installed streetlights on the Madina-Adentan corridor of N4 on Friday.
The move by government followed a spontaneous demonstration on Thursday after a student of WASS was knocked down by a taxi and killed.
The residents claimed they could no longer tolerate the carnage on the roads, having pestered authorities to fix the six footbridges on the stretch and install the street and traffic lights
There was heavy police presence at the start of the walk as scores joined to march for peace.
The walk is expected to end at Fire Stone Junction, where fatalities had also been recorded.
Joining Monday’s protest was a two-time independent presidential candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah, popularly known as JOY2012.
“We are marching peacefully because our roads are not good,” Mr Osei Yeboah told our reporter Richard Bright Addo on Monday.
“We are walking peacefully because the road is killing people.”
He called on authorities to speed up efforts to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana