The Upper East Region has recorded 47 road crashes in the first quarter of 2023. This was made known by Banawen Antwi, Assistant Planning Manager of the National Roads Safety Authority (NSRA) in the region.
According to him, the available data shows an increase in road crashes compared to the 2022 first quarter data. This, he said, is a worrying situation considering the extensive work they did to reduce 72 cases in 2021.
“In fact, I can say that last year  was somehow better than this year. Last year’s first quarter we had 38, but this year we have 47.”
Speaking to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show, Mr. Antwi bemoaned that the increase could be attributed to the behaviour and attitude of road users. Adding that though they have increased education on road usage in schools, religious centres, and bus terminals, it was worrying the rise in road crashes. He cautioned that; road users should see themselves as the only sane people.
“We are still going around doing the education in schools, churches, bus terminals, and coming to radios like this, but still, it is the attitude. So that is the attitude of our people. I am pleading with them to realise that their lives are in their own hands. Road accidents or crashes do not know the master. So, whenever you are riding, look at everyone on the road as a ‘mad person’ apart from you.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana