The national road safety commission have revealed that over 1,500 people lost their lives between January and September this year in road accidents.
This latest development falls short of the commission’s target it set that traffic-related deaths will not exceed 1,440 at the beginning of the year.
However, by the end of the third quarter of the year, a total of 1,579 deaths had been reported, exceeding the projected yearly target reduction by 15.7%.
The commission further disclosed that it recorded 9,205 road traffic crashes involving 14,342 vehicles, 8,006 injuries with 2,086 pedestrian knockdowns.
The executive director of the commission Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah said despite the challenges; the Commission has made some progress towards the UN’s target on road safety by 2020.