The National Road Safety Authority in the Upper East Region has revealed that 33 people have lost their lives in the first quarter of 2021 through road accidents.
The deaths the authority says were caused largely by poor driving on the part of drivers and riders in the region.
Speaking exclusively on Daybreak Upper East show on A1 Radio, the Planning Manager of the authority, Sheriff Appiah indicated that 30 of the victims were males while 3 represented females.
“Per our records, 30 of the victims were males while the rest females. And if one looks closely it shows that the accidents recorded; a majority of them were caused by motorcycles (64), followed by Salon cars (11), then Tricycles(9). For bicycles, our records showed that two people have been involved in that kind of accident.”
Mr. Appiah stressed that per their records, most of the accidents did occur at the Bolgatanga -Bwaku road and were due to riders’ over-speeding as well as overtaking.
“Our checks revealed that most of the accidents recorded occurred at the Bolgatanga -Bwaku road and as well as the Zuarungu area. As an authority, we are doing everything we could to ensure that contractors put something that can help minimize it. As a road safety agency, we can not be on every road so we are doing everything possible to keep ensuring that the public and drivers are road conscious.”
Meanwhile, reports have it that a total of 771 persons have died through road accidents from January to March 2021 in Ghana.,
The figure, the Ghana Police Service said has seen a significant increase of 393 recorded in 2020.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana