Road traffic crashes decrease for third quarter in VR


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By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Oct. 25, GNA – The Volta Region has
recorded a decrease in road crashes in the third quarter of 2018 compared to
the same period in 2017.

 Statistics from the Regional office of the
National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) indicate that a total of 126 cases were
recorded this year as against 133 last year representing a decrease of 5.26 per
cent.

The Reg

By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Oct. 25, GNA – The Volta Region has
recorded a decrease in road crashes in the third quarter of 2018 compared to
the same period in 2017.

 Statistics from the Regional office of the
National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) indicate that a total of 126 cases were
recorded this year as against 133 last year representing a decrease of 5.26 per
cent.

The Region also recorded decrease in vehicles
involved in various crashes from 209 to 189 representing a decrease of 9.56 per
cent.

However, motorbike crashes increased from 60
over the same period last year to 70 recorded cases, this year, representing a
16.67 per cent increase, but with a decrease in pedestrian knockdowns from 36
persons 27 persons representing a decrease of 25 per cent.

A total of 28 people were reported killed in
the third quarter of 2018, as against 37 last year, representing a decrease of
24.32 per cent.

There was a 42 per cent decrease in injuries,
as the third quarter of this year recorded 128 injuries against 223 within the
same period last year.

GNA


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