NRSA elated over consistent reduction in road traffic crashes, deaths
According to the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), from the end of 2022 to the beginning of 2023, there were fewer traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
According to NSRA, the MTTD recorded 14,960 crashes, 15,690 injuries, and 2,373 fatalities in 2022, which represents 7.55%, 1.54%, and a 20.1% decrease.
“The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) is encouraged by the continuing reductions in Road Traffic Crashes, Injuries and Deaths (CIDs) from the year 2022 through this year 2023,” the NRSA stated in a statement on March 23.
“Provisional statistics available at the Authority, gathered from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, indicates that the CIDs saw consistent month-by-month decreases in 2022, ending the year with 14,960 crashes, 15,690 injuries, and 2,373 deaths—representing 7.55%, 1.54%, and 20.1% decreases, respectively, compared to the year 2021,” the NRSA continued.
The NRSA emphasized in its statement that for the months of January and February this year, statistics gathered by the Police showed 2,222 recorded crashes, 2,452 recorded injuries, and 321 recorded deaths, representing respective decreases of 15.35%, 8.27%, and 31.56% from the same period last year.
“The numbers also reveal similar reductions in the number of Pedestrians knocked down on the road by 23.78%, as well as the overall number of Vehicles Engaged in Road Crashes by 12.63%,” the NRSA said in a statement.
The number of commercial vehicles, private automobiles, and motorcycles involved in crashes decreased by 23.17%, 10.74%, and 15.85%, respectively, in the two months under evaluation, according to the NRSA.