Road Crash Deaths in UWR Reduced drastically this Year

By: Morris Banaawmine

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Data on road traffic crashes from the Upper West Regional Secretariat of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) for the third quarter of 2018 show that the region fared better on many parameters in comparison to same period for 2017.

Updating the media in Wa on road traffic crashes from July to September this year, the Regional Manager for National Road Safety Commission, Mohammed Abdul Samad, said the number of people killed reduced to four from that of the previous year’s of 13, representing about seventy per cent.

Mr. Abdul Samad identified wrongful overtaking and over speeding as the main causes motor accidents in Upper West.

The Regional Manager of NRSC stated that the use of drugs be it depressants, hallucinogens or stimulants as well as the use of mobile phones by people while driving and riding could compromise their safety.

Mr Abdul Samad was very grateful to the media for supporting the NRSC and entreated them to continue educating road users to do the right thing in order to protect lives and properties.

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