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Northern Region Records 37 Fatalities In 148 Cases Of Road Crashes.

The MTTD unit of the Northern regional police command and the Northern regional Road Safety Commission has expressed their worry over some 37 fatal accidents recorded in the past 11 months.

A total of 148 accident cases were recorded in the region since January 2021 with 37 of these cases been fatalities, 45 life-threatening injuries, and 33 trivial injuries.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, C.O.P Timothy Yoosa Bonga mentioned that there has been a collaborative effort with the major stakeholders in the fight against road traffic accidents in the northern region adding that a lot has been achieved so far.

COP Bonga revealed that compliance with the wearing of helmets has always been problematic in the region but the campaign is gradually changing the attitudes of riders in the region especially Tamale.

COP Yoosa Bonga said the residents have a lot to contribute to the development of the region and need to stay alive.

Accident Data

The department recorded a total of 148 cases and with the first quarter 11 fatal cases 17 serious cases and 15 minor injury cases making a total of 48 for the first quarter. In the second quarter 15 fatal cases, 17 serious cases and 17 minor injury cases and that add up to 49. Then for the third quarter 11 cases of fatalities, 16 minor injuries and 8 serious cases which sum up to 36.

Even though the Northern Region recorded a deduction in accident cases the stakeholders are leaving no stone unturned to ensure an accident-free festive season.

As part of activities to reduce the carnage on the roads the Northern Regional road safety authority has launched a campaign dubbed ‘Stay alive.’

Addressing the media at the launch the Manager for Road Safety for the Northern and Savanna Regions, Mohammed Abdul Somed said human error accounted for 90 percent of road crashes.

He added that the Stay Alive campaign has adopted a human factor model to address that challenge.

 

 

By: Rainbowradioonline.

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