Brong-Ahafo MTTU records 645 road accidents in 2015

Accident1The Brong-Ahafo Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) recorded 645 road crashes involving 795 vehicles and motorbikes.

The figure indicates almost 15.3 per cent decrease of 938 recorded in 2014.

Police Superintendent David Asirifi, Brong-Ahafo Regional  Commander of MTTD told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, that 229 persons died of which 175 of them were above 18 years and 37, below.

Police Superintendent (P/Supt) Asirifi said while 189 of those who died in the road accidents were males and 43 females, 107 pedestrians were knocked down and the MTTD  arrested 556 drivers on motor traffic offences.

He said 451 of the arrested drivers were sent to court and 409 were convicted to a total fine of GH¢171, 570.00

P/Supt. Asirifi said 32 of the drivers were awaiting trial, 22 under investigation, 83 served with warning letters while one of them jailed and five acquitted and discharged.

He stated that compared to 2014, the cases of road accidents had reduced significantly as a result of intensive education of the drivers, and expressed their commitment to continue the education programmes with even more enthusiasm to further reduce incidents of road accident.

P/Supt. Asirifi advised car owners not to be only interested in the money they would receive from their drivers, but to also be concerned with the welfare of the drivers and the lives of the passengers by ensuring that their vehicles are always in good conditions on the road.

He also asked passengers not to dictate to the drivers to accelerate speedily but to be patient to reach their destinations safely.

Source: GNA

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