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Road Crashes: More Ghanaians die in July 2023 than in July 2022 – MTTD Report

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More people in Ghana have died from road crashes in July 2023 than they did in the same month last year, 2022.

A total of 186 persons according to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) were killed in July alone in Ghana due to road crashes as compared to 143 a year ago.

According to the report, persons injured from road crashes also shot up from 1,221 in July 2022 to 1,328 in July 2023. Cases of crashes reported also increased by 51 from 1,182 to 1,233.

This data comes barely a month after the National Road Safety Authority disclosed there was a significant reduction in road crash related deaths for the first half of the year.

The NRSA reported that in the first half of 2023, road crashes dropped to 11,763 from 13,248 in 2022.

The road safety had earlier indicated that road crashes experienced an average decline of 11 percent still in the first half of 2023. The current figures for July eventhough show a year-on-year increase, the overall crashes recorded in the first half of 2022 still far outweighs what has been recorded for first half 2023.

The MTTD data further reveals that from January to July 2023, 54% of all accidents recorded have involved minors, with 33 percent serious and 13 percent fatal.

In addition, nine out of Ghana’s sixteen regions had increases in road crashes and they are the Upper East, Ahafo, Upper West, Volta, Central, Eastern, Bono, Western North and Ashanti Regions.

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