Careless driving from some group of drivers is one of the major causes of road accident in Ghana. The police officers are doing their very best to prevent the high rate of road accident or incidence in Ghana. But it look as if the police are working in vain.
Confirming to the police, Ibrahim Somiala, a 34-year-old shoe seller that witnessed the accident yesterday evening, confirmed that, the rider of the Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle could have slowed down, and that could have prevented the accident but he didn't and crashed into his death at the Spintex Coca-Cola junction.
Road accidents continue to be a canker in Ghana. The lives that road accidents have taken only in the year 2021 is over two thousand. Many others have been injured whilst some of the accidents happened without being reported officially. The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police Service has bemoaned the rising number and indicated that something has to be done.
The Ghana Police Service has proven that it would not bend any laws to favour any person in this country. Officers are more empowered to enforce the law so as to maintain discipline especially on our roads. On a usual patrol, a team of police officers manned the Meridian Apartments area of Airport Residential, Accra to regulate traffic on a rather busy evening.
The fight against road accidents has been a very dicey one. Just as the country believes the fight is being won, then something happens. The past few weeks have seen some serious roads accidents claiming many lives with others sustaining various degrees of injuries. Education about how to reduce or end road accidents are always being trumpeted but it seems the situation is not getting any better.
Public Notice! The Police wish to bring to the attention of the public, a road-traffic crash involving a single 6 Axle Fuel Tanker that has blocked the Nsawam-Kumasi bound carriageway on the Nsawam bypass. The Accra-Kumasi bound traffic has been diverted onto the Kumasi-Accra bound lane. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously when approaching since the dual carriage has been converted to a single lane.
It is interesting but worrying the manner at which some legislators who ought to set an example in respect of compliance to the law, act deviantly. Today, on the Kwahu Tafo road, four Toyota Land Cruiser V8 cars and a military vehicle were caught on camera flouting road traffic regulations.
Accidents in Ghana has been very prevalent in our roads of late. The latest one that has occurred in the country took place at the Nsawam-Accra bound carriageway on the Nsawam bypass (N6). This incident happened this early morning and according to the Ghana Police Service two Articulator trucks have crashed this morning and this has caused a huge road traffic at the Nsawam-Accra bound carriageway.
Fatalities On Our Roads : Regional Breakdown Of Persons Killed As Over 2,000 Persons Lost Their Live
As the number of accidents in Ghana continue to rise, the number of people who killed through road crashes in the Country is on the rise. According to statistics from the National Road Safety Authority, the number of accidents recorded in Ghana from January to September stands at 11,858 with 11,659 injuries recorded in the same period.
The Benz driver who drifted his car in traffic has been arrested by the Ghana Police. On Saturday, October 23, a video that went viral on social media captured moments a Mercedes Benz driver was seen displaying his drifting skills. The driver whilst at a traffic stop drove out of his lane to the middle of a cross-road intersection in Accra, where he drifted his car for fun, spinning it in the middle of the road before speeding off.
The Bono Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Authority, Mr Agyenim Boateng has disclosed that about 26 persons have been killed in road traffic crashes between July and September this year in the Bono region which is shocking. He also revealed that the total number of deaths in the region through road traffic crashes saw Sunyani leads with 13, Berekum 7, Wenchi 4 and Dormaa 2.
The Ghana police service addressed the public this morning based on the stormy weather and rainfall. The Ghana police service have seen that, accident and other unforseen circumstances have been frequently happening in Ghana whenever the weather condition is stormy or rainy. So they used this opportunity to advice parents, guardians, school authorities, road users especially motor riders and others.
The Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) within the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has mentioned that the country has experienced a total of 2,126 have died through road accidents from January till now. With this, a total of 20,225 vehicles were involved in these unfortunate crashes throughout the country.
The police today (Wednesday) launched a massive operation to arrest and prosecute road traffic offenders in Tamale, to restore sanity and make the roads safe for everybody. The exercise is being carried out jointly with the Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA).
The Ghana Police Service has on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, issued a weather warning alert to all citizens of Ghana. The statement released by the Police Service's official Facebook page indicates that due to the stormy weather and rainfall we are experiencing this morning at the southern belt of the country and beyond, motorists are advised to exercise great caution when driving to prevent road traffic crashes, especially on major highways.
Road accident is most unwanted thing to happen to a road user, though they happen quite often. The most unfortunate thing is that we don't learn from our mistakes on road. Most of the road users are quite well aware of the general rules and safety measures while using roads but it is only the laxity on part of road users, which cause accidents and crashes.
Heavy traffic is anticipated to clog a major road stretch in Accra's capital, as the road contractor working on repairs between Boundary Road and Shiashie has asked two additional days to finish the job. On Friday midnight, the Boundary road was closed to traffic to allow for repair work on a 500-meter stretch of road beginning at Shiashie.
Mr. Akpaloo LPG, a presidential contender in the 2020 elections, addressed at the Ghana News Agency's Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) road safety campaign platform, which aims to educate the public on the importance of staying safe on the road and reducing road carnage.
The Tetteh Quarshie – East Legon road has been temporarily shut down to traffic for repairs and maintenances. A statement from the Road Ministry through the Department of Urban Roads. “The closure which began at midnight on Friday, October 15 will end at midnight on Sunday, October 16.
The Ghana Society of Road Traffic Injury Prevention (GSIRTIP) is an NGO whose purpose is to reduce road traffic injuries in Ghana. They work to reduce road traffic accidents by promoting road safety awareness and advocating for policies which reduce fatalities. The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) was founded in 2004 with a vision of providing a safe, secure, efficient and sustainable road transport system for all.