Wednesday 15th May, 2019
Regina Benneh, GNA
Sunyani, May 15, GNA – The Bono, Bono East
and Ahafo Regions have recorded 145 deaths and 288 injuries through road
crashes involving 233 vehicles in the first quarter of this year.
It included 108 commercial vehicles, 47
private vehicles and 78 motor cycles, Deputy Superintendent of
Police (DSP) Stephen Tenkorang, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department
(MTTD) Commander for the three Regions told the Ghana News Agency in an
interview on Monday in Sunyani.
DSP Tenkorang said out of the number 114
were males and 31 females while, 123 of the deceased were above 18 years.
He said total number of cases reported were
156 which consisted of 65 fatal, 60 serious injuries and 31 minor injuries
while pedestrian knockdowns were 24.
DSP Tenkorang assured the MTTD would
intensify education of drivers about road traffic regulations to reduce
road carnage in the regions.
He charged drivers to be more
professional in observing road signs and obeying traffic rules and
regulations to augment the MTTD and National Road Safety Commission’s
effort to decrease to the barest minimum, if not total prevention of road
accidents in the country.
DSP Tenkorang advised drivers and vehicle
owners to maintain their vehicles regularly to avoid crashes as a result
of faulty car parts.