Cape Coast, Jan. 22,
GNA – One hundred and eighty three people died through road accidents in the
Central Region from January to December last year, the National Road Safety
Authority (NRSA) has disclosed.
Of the figure, 148
were males and 37 females. Thirty-seven (37) of them the victims were below 18
Compared with the
2018 total of 207, last year’s figure represented a decrease of 43.9 per cent.
Mr Victor Kojo
Bilson, Acting Central Regional Director of the National Road Safety Authority
(NRSCA), made this Known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in
He said 443 of the
accidents were minor, while 309 were serious and 150 fatal.
statistics, he announced that the Region recorded an increase in road crashes
from 905 in 2018 to 1,437 in 2019 involving 679 commercial vehicles, 484
private and 274 motorcycles, leaving 2,307 injured as against 1,591 persons
injured in 2018.
knock-down reduced to 242 cases from 249 the previous.
Mr Bilson cautioned
drivers against over speeding, over loading and reckless driving as many of the
accidents recorded were as a result of human errors, which could have been
prevented, if the drivers had been a little more cautious.
He further advised
pedestrians and road users to be extra careful when using the road, while
emphasising that the NRSA would continue to play its advocacy role to foster
behavioral change in drivers.