100 Died In Road Crashes In V. Region

STATISTICS from the Volta Regional National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) indicates that the region recorded 100 deaths through road accidents from January to September this year, as against 91 deaths last year, , an increase of nine deaths.

Mr Sebastian Acheampong, Regional Manager of NRSC, said the number of vehicles involved in accidents decreased from 924 last year to 785 this year,   while injuries decreased from 655 to 476.

He was briefing journalists in Ho yesterday at this year’s Road Safety Awareness week, on the theme: “Empowering Passengers and pedestrians to demand Road Safety”.

Mr Acheampong said the improvement in the situation was due to intensification in road safety education for drivers and pedestrians.

He said the third week of November each year is observed as the Road Safety Awareness Week, to remind the nation of road safety measures.

Mr. Acheampong cautioned drivers against traffic offences such as over loading, drink-driving, over speeding and parking at unauthorised places.

He lamented that though the NRSC was doing its best to prevent accidents, recalcitrant drivers were flouting traffic regulations, and advised drivers to drive careful before, during and after Christmas to avoid road accidents.

He appealed to the public to visit the picture exhibition stand at the Ho main lorry station, and make suggestions to promote road safety.

From Kafui Gati, Ho 

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