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Central Region tops in pedestrian deaths

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Central Region leads in causing pedestrian deaths, says Mr Stephen Anokye, Regional Manager, Ghana Road Safety Commission.

Speaking at a Road Safety Education campaign at Apam, Mr Anokye said the Region led with 49.6 per cent in pedestrian deaths.

He said the Region was classified among four other regions with the highest accidents records in the country.

Mr Anokye said 326 accidents were recorded in the first quarter of 2012 as against 296 during the same period last year with 63 deaths as against 78 in 2011.

He advised drivers to be extra careful when approaching zebra crossings to prevent knocking down people crossing roads.

The Apam Police commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Lawrence Lumor said 22 accidents were recorded on Apam-Winneba road this year with five deaths.

He noted that the energetic Ghanaians are being lost through road accidents, majority of which were caused through human error.

Mr John Coffie, Apam Branch Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union appealed to the Commission to organise periodic forums for drivers to refresh their minds on road safety regulations.

Source: GNA

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