134 died in motor accidents in Central Region from January to September 2011 – MTTU

The Central Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service recorded 134 deaths in motor accidents from January to September as against  nine  fatalities during the same period last year.

Chief Inspector Samuel Obeng Addo of the MTTU told the GNA that 701 motor accidents were recorded as of September as against 254 last year.

He said 929 vehicles were involved and these were 505 commercial vehicles, 315 private vehicles and 64 motor bikes as against a total of 194 vehicles last years.

Chief Inspector Addo pedestrian accidents were 172, with the month of August recording the highest number of 39 cases, adding that last year the station did not record any case in this category.

He said January recorded 29 persons killed as compared to September last year which recorded four cases, with February  recording the highest number of 101 of motor accidents cases reported as against April last year’s that had 56 cases.

Chief Inspector Addo appealed to the public especially road users to be cautious and obey road signs at all times.

The Central Regional MTTU Commander, Superintendent of Police Paul Aduhene, said this year had seen a lot of accident cases in the region with an increase in fatalities.

He said his outfit was  prepared to curb the menace to ensure that the Region enjoyed an accident free Christmas, adding that he had deployed a lot of police personnel to check the carnage on the roads as part of their contribution to the National Road Safety campaign.

He said drivers who did not abide by the laws would be dealt with and advised citizens to get involved in the road safety campaign to make travelling safe.

Source: GNA

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