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Help reduce crashes during Easter – Akufo-Addo urges drivers


The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the citizenry especially drivers to help reduce road crashes during the Easter celebrations.

He expressed worry about the spate of road accidents during this festive period.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the statistics available from the MTTD indicates that more people continue to die on our roads which he wants to be averted.

In his Easter Message to Ghanaians, Nana Akufo-Addo said extra care should be taken on the roads.

He thus called on drivers to reduce their speed limits to help the police service ensure Ghanaians are safe during the festive period.

“Year in year out, accidents have tragically been part of the Easter celebrations. This year, we must do everything possible to reduce its occurrence to the barest minimum. The Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service has reiterated its determination to enforce the road traffic laws and regulations. It is my hope this Easter will be celebrated without any road accident. Let us help them in this endeavour by minimizing our speed.”

The MTTD had disclosed that there’s been an 11 percent increase in road crashes between January and February 2021 compared to the same period for 2020.

According to the Department, these fatalities often involves motorcycles and tricycles colliding with transport vehicles.

In an interview with Citi News, the Director in charge of education, research, and training at the MTTD, Supt. Alexander Obeng admonished road users to be extra vigilant to help control the situation.

“We must be careful of the choices we make when we want to embark on any trip because motorcycles are responsible for about 45% of all road fatalities and that is a worrying problem we all need to help correct.”

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