By Cecil Mensah
Statistics from the National Roads Safety Commission (NRSC) and corroborated by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, has revealed that the Greater Accra Region(GAR) leads in accidents statistics in the country.
The statistics say, between the month of January and September 2014, GAR recorded a total of three thousand eight hundred and twenty-six (3,826) road traffic crashes involving 6175 vehicles.
The breakdown of the statistics are as follows: Tema region one thousand and ninety one (1,091) crashes involving 1884 vehicles.
Eastern region one thousand and one hundred and sixteen (1,116) road crashes involving 1652 vehicles, Central region seven hundred and ninety-two (792) involving 1133
Western region recorded a total of six hundred and nineteen (619) road crashes involving 898 vehicles with Ashanti region recording nine hundred and thirty seven (937) road crashes involving 1383 vehicles.
The rest are Volta region recorded five hundred and ten (510)roads crashes involving 785 vehicles , Northern region recorded one hundred fifty four (154) road crashes involving 232 vehicles.
Upper West recorded one hundred and twenty eight (128)road crashes involving 198 vehicles with Upper East recording one hundred and two road(128) crashes involving 147 vehicles and Brong Ahafo recording seven hundred eighty six(786) road crashes involving 1113 vehicles.
In all the year 2013 between January to September recorded a total of ten thousand and five hundred fifty eight (10,558) as against ten thousand and sixty one (10,061) representing a reduction of 4.71.
In 2013 a total of sixteen thousand two hundred and forty two (16,242) vehicles were involved in accident as against fifteen thousand and six hundred in 2014, representing a decline of 3.95.
Accidents killed fifteen thousand five hundred and thirty eight persons in 2013 and fourteen thousand four hundred forty one representing a decline 6.31.
Nine thousand seven and forty one persons got injured in 2013 and eight thousand eight hundred and two injured in 2014 representing a 9.64 decline.