Amid the ongoing pandemic, Ghana has hit a tragic juncture in terms of road traffic deaths, with 771 people dying between January and March this year, 2021, alone.
This scary revelation is part of data assembled by the Ghana Police Service's Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).
This effectively means that more people have died as a result of road accidents over that time frame than the novel coronavirus has claimed in total since March 2020.
The Ghana Health Service estimated the virus's mortality to be 752 as of April 3, 2021.
However, the new police statistics paint an unfavourable picture, as road incidents in the first quarter have surpassed Covid-19 deaths, with another 4700 people sustaining various injuries as a result.
These deaths are up 29.58 per cent from the same time frame in 2020.
There were 2,476 commercial vehicles and 2,771 private vehicles involved in the 4,009 cases, with motorcycles involved in 1,583 registered road crushes.
What is Ghana Police Service's Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) doing to mitigate these sad losses on our roads?
And what as well is the Ministry of Energy doing with the street lights levies charged to brighten the streets of Ghana?
If we are obeying Covid-19 protocols to stay safe and alive, is it road accidents that should claim our precious lives?
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