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Tamale tops road fatality in N/R



Statistics from the Northern Region Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has put the regional capital, Tamale on top of the districts with the highest road fatality in the region.

Tamale metropolis recorded 18 deaths through road crashes and 48 injured within two months.  

Bole district ranked second after Tamale with 10 people being killed and 21 people sustaining injury from January   to September this year.

Statistics from the commission also indicates that, 94 people died through road crashes within ten months in the region this year.

The commission said, Ghana recorded an average of 6 deaths daily and over 2000 yearly as a result of road traffic crashes leaving about 14000 injuries and some permanently incapacitated.

With this, sixty percent of the deaths are between 15 and 55 years old with an estimated cost of 1.6 of GDP of Ghana’s economy valued at 419 million dollars as of 2009.

Northern Regional Manager of road safety commission, Alexander Ayatah disclosed this during the launch of road safety crusade in Bole.

The launch forms part of activities to campaign against the indiscipline on the roads during Christmas and New Year festivities. Bole district, the commission, said is the second highest of fatalities in the region.

 Pedestrians and passengers, Mr Ayatah said, are the most vulnerable road users in Ghana constituting 65 percent of traffic deaths.

 The regional road safety commission manager  said his outfit has put in place programs to educate the public on critical road safety issues in the region.

The Christmas and the New Year crusade launch aimed at raising the profile of road safety as national development.

 According Mr Ayatah, staggering road crash statistics can have the tendency of increasing poverty level and advised every road user to respect road traffic regulations to avoid crashes.

Secretary to Bole Wura, Ndapewura Amadu Bukari urged everyone to speak up to save the people in the area.



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