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Road accidents kill 135 in Brong-Ahafo in last six months

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Accident1Road crashes continue to increase in Brong-Ahafo, despite intensified public education.

Available statistics from the Regional Office of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Police, revealed that a total of 348 cases of road accidents were recorded in the Region from January to June this year.

According to the figures, the accidents involving 390 vehicles, killed 135 people, and left 506 of them in various degrees of injury.

Chief Inspector Francis Addo, Station Officer at the MTTD, who released the statistics to that Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani, said 99 motorcycles also crashed during the same period.

He said though accident cases were worrying and unacceptable, there had been an improvement in the reduction in the crashes, as compared to the previous year.

Chief Inspector Addo attributed the achievement to intensifies public education jointly carried out by the Police, Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA), as well as the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) in the region.

He emphasized the readiness and commitment of the Department to ensure that road fatalities in the region were reduced to the barest minimum.

Chief Inspector Addo said human error was the major contributory factor to road accidents, and called for attitudinal change among commercial drivers.

He advised the drivers to regularly check and examine their eye sights, ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles, and also check their lighting systems and tyres before setting off on their journeys.

Source: GNA

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