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401 People Die In Ashanti Region Road Accidents Due To Human Error.

Road accidents in Ghana are taking out the lives of innocent Ghanaians. The causes of this calamity are always different from one point of view to another. This research has been executed to provide expedient information on contributing factors to road accidents in Ghana.

Speaking at this year's World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Kumasi, ASP Okyere said the statistics on road traffic accidents in the region were a bit scary as 401 people die in the Ashanti region alone due to road accidents. ASP said despite the numerous education to drivers about road accidents by their departments and other stakeholders, the number of cases keeps on increasing. This he attributed to many factors.

Moreover, the major contributing factors to road accidents in Ghana are identified as follows poor nature of roads, carelessness of road users, faulty vehicles, stress, unskilled drivers, inadequate road signs, inefficient MTTU personnel, speeding, lack of education, drunkenness, and gross indiscipline. Other findings are drivers rushing in driving, violation of rules, failure to understand signs and fatigue. Pedestrian: carelessness, illiteracy, crossing at wrong places moving on the carriageway, Jaywalkers. Passengers: Projecting their body outside the vehicle, by talking to drivers. Vehicles: failure of brakes or steering, tyre burst, insufficient headlights, overloading, projecting loads. Road conditions: potholes, damaged road, eroded road merging of rural roads with highways. Weather conditions: Fog, snow, heavy rainfall, wind storms, hail storms. Based on the findings, recommendations were stipulated under the following headings; Education, Provision of road signs, Enforcement of traffic and road safety regulations, Avoidance of attitudes/distractions leading to road accidents, Availability of logistics, Construction of good roads, Maintenance of roads and vehicles and Positive development.


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