In one year, over 2,000 people died in road accidents, more than three times the number of Covid-19 deaths.

 Between February 2022 and February 2023, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) released data showing that 2,589 people died in road accidents. This is more people than Ghana lost to the coronavirus.

According to the data's age and gender distribution, 196 males under the age of 18 died, accounting for 8% of deaths. 5 percent of the deaths were caused by 130 underage females. 1921 males over 18 years old died in road accidents between February 2022 and February 2023, accounting for 74% and 342 females over 18 years old for 13% of deaths.

Source: NRSA The number of people killed in road accidents now exceeds the number of people who died from the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic three years ago, in March 2020, when the country had its first case. According to data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana had recorded 1,462 Covid-19 deaths as of February 21, 2023.

Source: World Health Organization: According to NRSA data, there were 6,450 accidents involving commercial vehicles, or 27% of all accidents on the road. Private vehicles were involved in 9,017 accidents, or 30%, and motorcycles were involved in 171 accidents, or 43%, of motor vehicle crashes. A total of 21,151 vehicles were involved in road accidents each year as a result of this.

The current lead organization in Ghana is NRSA, and its mission is to promote road safety in the country. It has a road safety strategy that is partially funded, and it is funded through the national budget. The agency's responsibilities include coordination, legislation, monitoring, and evaluation of road safety initiatives. Between 2011 and 2020, the nation aims to reduce traffic accidents, both fatal and nonfatal, by 50%.

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