Travelling and getting back to one's destination safely can be very fulfilling and exciting, but else where on some major roads in Ghana, the story seems different.
Kafui Dey, one of Ghana's media personalities who is with the Accra based Ghana Televission, has shared a little information on some of the accident prone roads in Ghana, the information according to the media mogul, has been captured in a report compiled by the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD), an agency under the Ghana Police Service, that is responsible for road safety in Ghana.
The report according to the media personality, named the Accra-Cape Coast- Takoradi road as one of seven deadliest roads in Ghana, this road links Ghana's Capital Accra, to the Central region and Western Regions and are highly travelled especially on weekends.
The next mentioned road was the Accra- Aflao road which links the national capital to the Volta Region, it also links Ghana to Togo and is used by many Foreign Nationals who trade across the West African Sub-region and that makes it one of the most travelled roads.
In addition, the Tema-Hohoe road also made the cut and could be seen from the reactions that, it is a verydilapidated road and links Tema to the Oti region, Hohoe, Kpando and Northern Ghana.
The Kumasi-Techiman, Kintampo-Tamale, Takoradi-Elubo and Tamale-Bolga also made the list of the most dangerous roads in Ghana.
However, it was recorded that a whooping seven hundred and eighty accidents has been seen on these dangerous roads in a matter of nine (9) years but failed to detail the number of casualties and injuries recorded over the period.
Meanwhile, some reactions to the post made by the renowned Journalist, suggested that, the roads mentioned were indeed, the deadliest but other users also questioned why the 'Accra-Kumasi' road did not make the list and this generated a bit of banter among his followers.
Whiles some responses pointed out the poor road infrastructure as a major cause of accidents on these roads, others held a contrary view and suggested that, the reckless driving by motorists is by far the leading cause. Whether the poor road infrastructure or the reckless driving by motorists remains the major causes of road accidents or not, it should be our collective responsibility to safeguard lives and proctect properties, irrespective of which side of the aisle we see ourselves.
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