The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has revealed that 2,126 lives have been lost to road accidents within nine months of the year 2021.

A provisional data on road accidents from MTTD indicated that there has been an increase by 16.37% in this year’s percentage of accidents compared to the data of 2020 which had 1,827 lives lost between the same periods.

The data also revealed that out of the 2,126 killed, 1,751 were males; of which 193 are below the ages of 18 and the rest of the 1,558 are males above 18.

Also, 375 out of 2,126 were females with 100 falling under the age of 18 whiles the remaining 275 are females above 18 years.

The data showed that 607 commuters representing 28.5% of the casualties recorded happened as a result of pedestrian’s knockdown, adding that 1,551 were injured from knockdowns.

It also revealed that 912 commuters representing 42.8% lost their lives by motorcycles whereas 725 people representing 34.1 % of total fatalities occurred as a result of commercial vehicles.

In the same vein, commercial vehicles also injured 5,546 people, which represent 47.5%. It also revealed that 489 travellers representing 23% were killed by private vehicles.

The regional breakdown are as follows; Ashanti – 423, Accra – 341, Eastern – 357, Tema- 151, Central – 151, Bono East – 95, Western – 91, Volta -84, Upper East -77, Savanna – 72, Bono – 70, Ahafo – 56, Western North – 54, Northern – 46, Upper West – 37,  Oti – 15 and North East – 6.

Statistics on pedestrian knockdowns shows that Accra leads with a total of 169, Ashanti – 130, Eastern – 75, Central – 60, Tema – 43, Western – 32, Bono – 28, Volta – 20, Upper East – 16, Western North – 10, Northern – 7, Ahafo – 7, Upper West – 5, Bono East – 5 whiles Oti, Savanna and North East did not record any death from pedestrian knockdowns.

The data also shows that Accra still tops in the regional breakdown of motorcycle deaths of 154, followed by Eastern – 146, Ashanti – 126, Upper East -61, Bono East – 61, Tema -54, Volta – 48, Central – 42, Bono – 42, Ahafo – 42, Western North – 37, Northern – 30, Western – 29, Upper West -19, Oti -11, Savanna – 5 and North East – 5.

For regional breakdown of private vehicles deaths, Accra leads with 122 deaths, Ashanti -119, Eastern – 69, Tema – 47, Central – 38, Western – 26, Bono East -16, Volta – 15, Northern – 6, Upper West – 6, Upper East – 5, Bono – 5, Ahafo – 5, Western North – 5, Savanna – 3, Oti – 2 and North East – 0.

With regard to regional breakdown of commercial vehicle deaths, Ashanti recorded 178 deaths, Eastern -142, Central – 71, Accra – 65, Savanna – 64, Tema – 50, Western – 36, Bono – 23, Volta – 21, Bono East – 18, Upper West -12, Western North – 12, Upper East – 11, Northern – 10, Ahafo – 9, Oti -2 and North East -1.



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