Central Command of Ghana Police records highest road accidents in Central Region

Central Command of Ghana Police records highest road accidents in Central Region

The Central Command of the has emerged as the leading region in recorded road accidents among the three Commands in the , according to statistics released by Mrs. Linda Affotey-Annang, the Central Regional Head of the .

From January to March, the Central Command reported a total of 15 deaths and 199 injuries in 119 road crashes, marking it as the region with the highest incidence of road accidents. Following closely, the Central East Regional Command registered 12 deaths and 144 injuries in 74 crashes, while the Central North Regional Command recorded seven deaths and 67 injuries from 52 road crashes.

The cumulative data for the three regions showed a worrying trend, with a total of 34 deaths and 410 injuries in 245 road crashes during the specified period.

Ms. Affotey-Annang attributed these saddening statistics to a variety of factors, highlighting non-adherence to road safety regulations as a significant contributing factor.

Analyzing the data further, she noted that the Central Command accounted for the highest percentage of road crashes at 49%, followed by the Central East Regional Command at 30% and the Central North Regional Command at 21%. Similarly, the Central Command contributed the highest percentage of injuries at 49%, followed by the Central East Regional Command at 35% and the Central North Regional Command at 16%.

Regarding fatalities from road crashes, the Central Regional Command once again topped the list with 44%, followed by the Central East Regional Command at 35% and the Central North Regional Command at 21%.

Ms. Affotey-Annang also highlighted the rising trend of motorcycle crashes, with the Central region recording a significant increase of 25.9%, followed by the Central North region at 15.0%, and the Central East region at 56.5%.

In response to these concerning statistics, Ms. Affotey-Annang urged policymakers and law enforcement agencies to collaborate in creating a road culture that prioritizes safety, respect, and responsibility to reverse the current trend.

Despite the disheartening situation, she reassured that the National Road Safety Authority is working closely with relevant stakeholders to implement measures aimed at reducing road accidents and fatalities, emphasizing the collective responsibility of all road users in achieving the goal of zero fatalities and injuries on the roads.

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