Road safety activists in the Ashanti region have expressed concern over the recent increase in road accidents.
Between January and October 2021, 470 people have died in road accidents in the region out of 2,800 accidents since the start of the year.
This figure shows an increase of 12% compared to the same period last year.
National Road Safety Authority Ashanti Regional Director Hajia Simbiatu Wiredu spoke at a road safety forum hosted by the Men’s Fellowship of the Apostolic Church Ghana.
More than 2,380 people have died in road accidents across the country since the start of the year.
81.9% were men and 18.1 women.
The crashes involved 23,488 vehicles and 12,898 people sustained injuries to varying degrees. According to the National Road Safety Authority, this figure is one of the highest in recent times.
Miss Wiredu says there is a need for all stakeholders to come together to ensure that drivers and pedestrians obey the rules of the road.
One of the main causes of accidents is the violation of road safety rules.
This is why the Men’s Fellowship of the Apostolic Church Ghana has decided to embark on a road safety campaign to reduce road accidents.
The last campaign of the church took place in Obuasi and its surroundings.
Members of the men’s community of the Apostolic Church sensitized drivers to the need to obey road safety rules.
Road users have been urged to be disciplined on the road.
The National Men’s Superintendent of the Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apostle Dr. Samuel Tetteh Walker, says: “It is our plea that they would lead safely, that is why our slogan is clear: ‘susu ko na nkwa ho hia ‘.
However, some drivers attribute the accidents to poor road markings, among other things.
They want urgent attention to the situation.