44 died, 169 others injured during the 2020 General elections
At least 44 people were killed and 169 other suffered injuries in 155 road accidents during the recent elections throughout the country.
The accidents, which involved 86 commercial vehicles, 89 private vehicles and 69 motorcycles, occurred between December 7 and December 10, 2020.
The Director of Operations of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department(MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent of Police (Supt) Dr Sasu Mensah,who disclosed this on Monday, said Greater Accra region, recorded the highest accidents with 47 cases, followed by Ashanti with 35 cases.
He attributed the cause of the accidents to drunk driving, speeding and indiscipline on the roads.
Supt Dr Mensah indicated most of the accidents were avoidable if precautionary measures were taken, adding that road accidents affected the nation’s human resource and development.
Supt Dr Mensah promised the MTTD’s commitment to deploy enough personnel to enforce traffic rules in order to reduce road accidents during the Christmas season.
“There would also be enough personnel at the major corridors to ensure safety of passengers and commuters,” he added.
Supt Dr Mensah urged drivers to “adhere to road safety regulations, wrongful overtaking, over loading and drunk driving to save lives and properties.”
He however, appealed to the media to collaborate with MTTD in promoting road safety education.