Western, Central Region road accidents at record high in 2021

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Road accidents in the Western, Western North and Central region recorded between January to February 2021 are at a record high according to the statistics released by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).

The increase was due to disrespect for traffic regulations, especially by motor cycle riders, Superintendent of Police, Mr Alexander Obeng, the Director of Education and Training of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), said.

The Regions recorded a total of 415 road accidents involving vehicles and motorbikes in the 2 months period of 2021.

Central Region had the highest road accidents concerning the 3 regions with a total of; 242, followed by the Western Region; 115 and Western North; 58.

The MTTD director of Education and Training said speeding, over loading, drunk driving, and use of worn-out tyres were some of the causes of road accidents.
That was aggravated by the fact that some drivers drove without license and not wearing seat belts, while motor riders went without helmets, he said.

Also, Supt Obeng mentioned abandoned faulty vehicles on the roads, indiscipline by pedestrians, roads without streetlights, unmarked speed ramps, and poor roads as some of the contributory factors to the road carnage.

Moreover, he said the police are trying their best to clamp-down on recalcitrant road users and ensuring they faced the law, and that all must get on board to deal with the problem in the 3 regions.

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