A full of two thousand and eighty-3 (2,083) folks have died in 12,502 road mishaps recorded in Ghana among January and November this yr with Twelve thousand, Seven hundred and Sixty-Six (12,766) folks suffering various degrees of accidents.
The quantity of cars included, according to provisional details, are 20,185.
“In 2018 the scenarios reported from January to November is 12,396, and in 2019, conditions reported is 12,502 there is an boost of .86% of accident scenarios claimed when in contrast to 2018. Motor vehicles that were associated in accidents in 2018 were being 20,082 and then in 2019, it is 20,185 increase of .79%.
“Persons killed in 2018, we have 2118, and in 2019, it is 2083, a lower of persons killed by 1.65%. Then folks injured, in 2018 is 12,318 and in 2019 it is 12,766”. The Director-Basic of Motor Targeted visitors and Transport Office (MTTD), Commissioner of Police Christian Tetteh Yohuno regrettably created this acknowledged Thursday in the course of the opening ceremony of a two -day schooling workshop for MTTD accident Investigators in Koforidua.
COP Tetteh Yohuno explained as pathetic the expanding carnage on the street but hastened to add that, the Office will keep on to initiate measures to reduce the menace.
He claimed among the actions is the coaching of incident investigators all over the region to make their capability to comprehensively investigate incident situations to aid prosecution of culprits and protected insurance coverage claims for victims.
Speaking to Starr Information at the sidelines of the training plan, COP Tetteh Yohuno recommended motor vehicle Proprietors to desist from demanding more profits from industrial drivers in the course of this Xmas which is the cause of speeding and hurry for passengers on the highway.
He also urged passengers to use small transit automobiles any time embarking on pretty very long journey alternatively of long-length automobiles with just 1 driver.
“long distances. You driving from below to Bolga and you are employing only a person driver.Why really should a car proprietor use a single driver to generate from listed here to Bolga. Surely this particular person will be weary and at the conclusion of the working day sleep guiding the wheel. There is nowhere in Europe that just one driver can travel this kind of a prolonged distance. The optimum distance that one particular can travel is from listed here to Kumasi period then another driver continues from there to Tamale”.
The consultant of the Commissioner-Standard of the Countrywide Insurance plan Fee, Charles Ansong Danku, mentioned with any luck , by the to start with quarter of 2020 all Insurance policy Companies will be streamlined on to a common portal to allow Law enforcement very easily authenticate coverage of automobiles to assistance check out fake coverage stickers on vehicles.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Samuel Nuertey Ayetey bemoaned the large level of highway incident in the Japanese Region describing that ” 722 incident cases ended up recorded in the region from January to Oct this calendar year. Out of this,1062 had been as a end result of cars crashes,188 knockdowns,228 were being noted useless with 1,288 injuries”.
He additional, “this is surely alarming and therefore the will need to do much more to cut down the carnage on our roads”.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah