Between January and June this year, 533 people have died and 2,960 people have received injuries in 3,516 road accidents recorded in Ghana. Based on statistics from the same period last year, there is an increase of 197 deaths and 705 injuries. The greater Accra area recorded the highest amount of fatalities (1341) followed by Ashanti (454) Tema (421) and the central region (352).
In a bid to reduce road deaths in the Adenta municipality, the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has begun constructing speed ramps along the Adenta-Somanya road. The move follows a report which found that 34% of deaths on the highway were pedestrians. The ramps are designed to curb irresponsible driving, as well as the increasing instances of local communities constructing unauthorised speed ramps.
In addition, police have been encouraged to increase their use of speed radar and alcohol breathalysing.