You will be arrested for crossing the road carelessly - MTTD warns pedestrians

You will be arrested for crossing the road carelessly - MTTD warns pedestrians

- Pedestrians who carelessly cross the streets are liable to prosecution

- The MTTD says it’s embarking on this campaign to cut down on road accidents

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The motor transport and traffic directorate (MTTD) says it would be arresting all pedestrians who flout road regulations.

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An officer in charge of education, research and training at the MTTD, DSP Alexander Obeng says pedestrians who carelessly cross the streets will face prosecution. This, he believes will help in the reduction of accident rates in the country.

Road accidents remain the cause of deaths in Ghana today as road transport authorities say 703 persons died in the first quarter of 2017 alone.

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The rate of road accidents continues to be on the increase in Ghana with the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions recording the highest in 2016. Meanwhile, the national road safety commission says it is committed to reducing the road accidents by more than one thousand this year.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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