Deaths in thousands on Ghana’s roads in 2011
There has been a big increase in the number of fatal road accident in Ghana, with 2, 330 lives being lost on the country’s roads last year, 2011, according to Ghana’s Police Service.
The United Nations declared 2011-2020 as the “decade of action for road safety.”
Judging by figures released by the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police Service, the road safety decade began with more deaths on Ghana’s roads, with nearly 13,600 crashes across Ghana last year.
On the global scale according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3,500 people are killed in road crashes around the world daily, while “tens of millions of people are injured or disabled every year.”
WHO has said children, pedestrians, cyclists and the elderly are among the most vulnerable of road users.
Ghana police latest report says in all, 19,530 vehicles were involved in the road crashes recorded in 2011, which included commercial vehicles, private motor vehicles and motor cycles, as WADR’s Accra Correspondent, Kofi Agyepong reports.
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