Latest data on accidents from the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, indicate that 256 more people were killed in July alone.

This means between January-July, 1,706 lives were lost to road traffic accidents in the country.

This represents a 24.43% rise, as against the same time last year, when 1,371 people got killed.

When it comes to injuries, the country has within seven months, recorded 9,299 cases, with 1,111 of them occurring in July.

Again, this is a 13.43% rise against the same period last year.

So far, 735 people have been killed in motorcycle-related crashes in seven months. Some 113 persons died in July alone, with 368 getting injured.

The Ashanti region continues to lead in the number of deaths due to road crashes.

So far, 357 lives have been lost between January-July. In July, 60 lives were lost in the region.

The Eastern region follows with 279 deaths in the last seven months, with 36 deaths in July.

The North East Region recorded the least mortality with five deaths in seven months.