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In Ashanti Region Road accidents killed 234 by third quarter of 2017

The Ashanti Regional Manager of the Nationals Road Safety Commission, Samuel Asiamah said most of the tragedies were caused by tricycles, motorbikes and private cars.

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The Ashanti Regional Manager of the Nationals Road Safety Commission, Samuel Asiamah has revealed that at least 234 people died in road accidents in the region between January and October 2017.

According to Asiamah most of the tragedies were caused by tricycles, motorbikes and private cars.

He added that accidents involving commercial vehicles have dropped over the period compared to last year's figures.

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Asiamah attributed the development to intensified road safety education, especially, for trotro divers.

Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, ACP Kwaku Boah, blames the current trend of accidents on drug and alcohol abuse.

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According to him, some drivers take India Hemp and locally brewed wine 'akpeteshie'  and  Tramol before driving which affects their judgement whilst driving.

In a related development, a non-governmental road safety organization, Oli Best Road, is putting enough effort to sensitize motorbike riders and private car drivers in order to reduce road accidents.

Chief Executive, Richard Karikari says the target is to reduce accidents by 50 percent by the year 2020 in the Ashanti region.

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