Officials of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service disclosed that the current figure of persons killed through motor bike accidents, has doubled compared to the same period the previous year.
This according to the MTTD boss for Techiman, ASP Andrews Okonengye who spoke to Anass Sabit of Gaskiya Fm, the increasing spate of deaths is a source of worry to the unit.
ASP Okonengye explained that the MTTD in collaboration with the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) carried out several sensitization programs at the beginning of the year to minimize the number of accidents within the municipality. He believes these exercises led to the decrease in the number of reported accident cases within the catchment area
Mr. Okonengye added that though the unit targeted a decrease in the number of motor bike accident deaths to a minimum of 7 by the close of the year, the situation worsened as the first six months of the year recorded 15 deaths which is twice the recorded cases within the same period last year. He attributed the increase in motor bike deaths to the ignorance in the usage of the machines by its users.
He however added that he is happy the deaths recorded through car accidents is on the decrease and this according to him is as a result of the many sensitization programs conducted by the MTTD and the DVLA.