Road Crashes Road accidents claim 510 lives in 2017

Between January and March 25, Ghana recorded 2,890 road crashes in 2017 as against 2,830 recorded over the same period in 2016.

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More than 500 persons were killed in 2,890 motor accidents in the first quarter of 2017.

Between January and March 25, Ghana recorded 2,890 road crashes in 2017 as against 2,830 recorded over the same period in 2016.

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 DCOP Maxwell Atingane, the Director-General of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) disclosed to the media that the number of vehicles involved in these crashes rose from 4,088 to 4,802, with 510 people deaths as against 485 deaths recorded in 2016.

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He attributed 70 per cent of these crashes to lack of maintenance of vehicles and irresponsible driving such as speeding and wrongful overtaking.

Transport Minister Kweku Ofori Asiamah on his part said road safety was a public health issue that required urgent scientific intervention.

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