A total of 190 people were killed through road crashes in January 2019 alone, with several others sustaining varying degrees of injury.
The avoidable deaths were caused as a result of indiscipline among road users by way of excessive speeding, wrongful overtaking, disrespect for traffic signs among others.
These incidents, according to the Minister of Transportation, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah does not happen by nature but through our own actions and inactions as road crashes are human-induced.
Addressing the media Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah expressed confidence that with a concerted effort the road safety situation in Ghana could be improved drastically.
“The National Road Safety Commission has been engaged in a lot of advocacy issues, education, awareness creation. At the moment the Commission is vigorously running four major campaigns and also coordinating activities of engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency response. Let’s all join and become road safety ambassadors to ensure our roads are safe in order to preserve human lives.”