The National Road Safety Commission of Ghana has revealed in a report that 2015 saw a decrease in road accidents as compared to the 2014.
According to the NRSC there was a 17.5% decrease in the number of reported road accidents from January to November 2015 as compared to statistics from the same period in 2014.
“From January to November 2015, a total of 9,904 cases of road traffic crashes have been reported involving 15,505 vehicles. These crashes led to 1,938 cases of pedestrian knockdowns, 1,474 deaths and 8,448 injuries,” Executive Director of the Commission, ING May Obiri-Yeboah said.
Also the report noted that a total of 15,505 vehicles involved, 6,585 were commercial vehicles while 6,846 were private vehicles. “2,074 motorbikes were involved in the total cases of road accidents recorded.”
The Road Safety Commission attributed the reduction in road accidents to the efforts of the commission and all its stakeholders. ING May Obiri-Yeboah said the commission undertook a lot of public education on road use.
She further assured the general public that, the commission in collaboration with the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and all other stakeholders will work hard to further reduce these numbers this year.
The National Road Safety Commission, promulgated by an Act of Parliament NRSC Act 567 of 1999 is mandated to provide strategic leadership for developing and implementing interventions and counter measures towards a sustainable management of road safety in Ghana.