Statistics available by the Upper East Regional branch of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) indicate that 34 people lost their lives in road accidents within the second and third quarters in 2021.
This was revealed by the Assistant Planning Manager of the National Road Safety Authority, Seth Wiredu, in an interview with GBC URA Radio Bolgatanga.
He stated that the Region, recorded One Hundred and twenty five (125) accidents cases, made up of 23 crashes involving 46 vehicles, 12 injuries and 11 fatalities in the second quarter whiles that of the third quarter, figures stood at; 59 crashes involving 79 vehicles, 23 fatalities with 36 injuries.
Mr. Wiredu lamented that the figures are nothing to write home about as the target of the NRSA is to reduce road accidents to a single digit and admitted that there is a lot more to do in terms of education.
The Provisional Results of the third quarter were not yet released as at the time of filing this report.
Mr. Wiredu advised the public to be moderate and circumspect in celebrating Christmas so as to help reduce the carnage on our roads.