Lives In Danger On Roads

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LIFE IS PRECIOUS. TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP REDUCE THE RATE OF ROAD CRASH

Road is the commonest means of transportation in Ghana as compared to other means such as air, rail and water transport.

Despite the happiness and change of quality of family lives associated with owning a vehicle, its possession has made so many families bereaved of their breadwinners or love ones due to unprecedented rate of road traffic accidents.

Road accident is a global tragedy with ever rising trend and it is identified as one of the major causes of deaths in the country. It is rather unfortunate that a lot of human resources in Ghana are lost through this means.

They are common faire in our daily news as we see these accidents happening almost every day.

According to the statistical record, five hundred and twenty people (520) died in road crashes in 3,512 accidents nationwide in the first quarter of 2014 and 3,301 people sustained various degrees of injuries in the process.

The major cause of road accidents in Ghana is due to human factor such as speeding. Some other causes include overloading, driver fatigue and many more.

The unpleasant part of it all is that most of the people who are killed by road accidents are those individuals within the age group  of which it constitute the work force of the country.

Some causes of road accidents in Ghana which spin to diminish a growing population are human factors, mechanical factors and environmental factors.

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