The national road safety commission has revealed that a total of 510 people were killed in road accidents in the first quarter of 2017.
Disclosing this at the national launch of the Easter Road Safety Campaign at Kpong in the Eastern Region, DCOP Maxwell Atingane, the Director-General of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) said the development was a worrying trend.
He stated that the total number of accident cases recorded was 2,890, involving 4,822 vehicles with 2,971 persons getting injured between January and March 2017.
DCOP Atingane advised drivers and road users to exercise extra caution in order to save lives.
On his part, transport minister Kweku Ofori Asiamah observed that road safety was a public health issue that required urgent scientific intervention.