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 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 Northern Regional Police Command have embarked on an exercise to instill discipline on the road in the Regional Capital Tamale. The exercise which was conducted on Monday 11th, October 2021 led to the arrest of hundreds of motorcycles in the Tamale Metropolis. Personnel of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD), and the National Road Safety Authority impounded motorcycles..
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.
In Ghana, the local news always has road accidents featured in the content. Day-in-day-out, people are losing their lives to road accidents. Breadwinners and youths with bright futures lose an opportunity at life because of the poor roads, reckless driving or both. This is very disheartening especially when Ghana has a President who understands he cannot bring the dead back to life but economy: what really circumvents the leadership of the country from investing in means to curb the frequent accidents in Ghana?
Road accidents remain a major public safety issue in Ghana. In Ghana, over two thousand people loses their lives to road accident within nine months with a terrifying number of about 310 of the lives lost being school children. More than eleven thousand people have suffered serious degrees of injuries as a result of road accidents, according to a data by the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) senior planning and programmes manager,Henry Asomani.
The Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department(MTTD), led by the Director-General, DCOP/Mr. Nyarko Aboagye has impounded 22 vehicles for violating various road traffic regulations along the Weija-Kasoa stretch of the N1 highway. The incident happened during a special exercise code-named “war” Against Road Traffic Indiscipline.
The National Road Safety Authority together with the Greater Accra Metropolitan Assembly in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropiies and Vital Strategies have intensified road safety campings in their efforts to reduce road accidents and save lives.
For years now, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) and other stakeholders like the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) have been advising drivers not to drive when tired.
The Head of Communications of the National Road Safety Authority (NSRA) in Ghana, Ms Pearl Adusu Gyesi, has disclosed that a contributory factor to the increase of road accidents in the country is that road users do not adhere to road regulations. Drivers mostly fail to adhere to road regulations and the moment it happens, the driver in question can be involved in an accident depending on the speed level or the vehicle can collide with another and passengers can be injured or end up losing their lives.
The rampant occurrence of motor accidents on our highways is becoming almost uncontrollable.The situation is so serious that in this year alone (from January to March), one media house (Joy FM) reports that more than 1000 people have been killed in road crashes.
Hit the FOLLOW button to receive more news and articles. LIKE and SHARE We cannot do without vehicles in our daily activities. We usually move from one place to another using one of the modes of transport. It has becoming worrying looking at the rate at which lives are being lost each and everyday due to road accidents.
The Bono East Regional chapter of the National Road Safety Authority at a conference room of Waafa Agro limited located off the Tuobodom road organised a Stakeholder's consultative meeting. However, speaking with the Regional Director of the National Road Safety Authority, Mr Emmanuel P. Acheampong explained that, the meeting was to discuss measures to put in place to reduce road accident in the Region.
The rise of motorable deaths in the country has been a huge worry to commuters and travellers as deaths by motor accidents has sky rocketed in recent times. Data available has revealed that over 1,000 persons has succumbed to the claiming jaws of death through road crashes right from January to April 2021.
Image for illustration purposes A total of twenty persons have died in January 2021 only.
Western Region Director of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Nana Akua Ansah has hinted that a total of one-hundred and fifty-five (155) road accidents were recorded in the month of January 2021 alone in the Western Region.
Starrfm. com.gh has reported a gustly accident that occurred on the of eve of new year that claimed seven (7) lives on the Kpone stretch of the Akosombo-Tema motorway in the Eastern Region. The report has it that nine (9) other passengers are in life threatening conditions and are currently on admission at Akuse and St.Martins day Porres Hospital And five are also on referral. According to the report, the accident took place when a speeding Sprinter Bus with the registration number GN 8209-15 which carrying
The number of road accidents we record these days is alarming.In a day, we records over tow to five accident cases and each takes away at least a life.This has been a menace over facing this year, 2021.
Even as the recent hike in road crashes has invited many citizens, stakeholders and opinion leaders to poke their nose into the canker and seek for measures to redress these road accidents, lack of logistics at the National Road Safety Authority also needs to be addressed.While media education is intensified and the appropriate platforms used for informing road users on how to drive, travel or walk and arrive safely, the death rate at the end of the first quarter has increased.
The National Road safty Commission in Collaboration with Accra Metropolitan Authority has began series of road safety education in Speed reducing, passenger handling, risk driving behavour and many more during and after the Easter Celebration.