Road accident claims 200 lives in June alone- MTTD

Statistics from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, MTTD of the Ghana Police Service indicate, that 200 more people died in June alone from road accidents.

From January to May, 1,250 people lost their lives through road carnage. Road accidents in the first half of this year, have claimed more than one thousand 400 people, which is more than Covid-19 related deaths in the past two years.

According to the latest road traffic accident statistics from the Department, the January to June figure represents a 27-point-one-nine percent rise compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA, has raised concerns about the low level of compliance with Road regulations.

Deputy Director-in-charge of Training, Testing and Licensing at DVLA, Joseph Clifford Obosu told Nathaniel Nartey that random checks conducted in parts of Accra revealed that a lot of vehicles plying the roads do not have genuine roadworthy certificates.

He said the Authority will intensify education to ensure that motorists acquire the right documents to drive.

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