Bikes killed 182 individuals in Tema

Bikes killed 182 individuals through street mishaps among January and June in the Tema Regional territory making it a normal of 30 individuals month to month; the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), Ghana Police Service has uncovered. 

The measurements demonstrate that in the principal quarter, bikes which included tricycles and bikes killed 99 individuals; and in the subsequent quarter killed 83 people. 

Sergeant Richard Timinka, expressed in the interest of the Tema Regional MTTD Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police, William Asante at the Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Office and MTTD street security crusade stage. 

The GNA-Tema and MTTD Road Safety Project looks to make predictable and orderly week after week mindfulness promotion on the should be wary out and about, instruct all street clients of their separate liabilities, and sharpen drivers on street wellbeing guidelines, rules and laws. 

Sgt. Timinka clarified that considering the quantity of individuals who sat on bikes, the pace of casualty was excessively high and called for severe recognition of the street traffic guidelines by all street client.

He bemoaned the fact that there had been an increase in road incidents in the Tema Region this year, claiming that the majority of the accidents could have been avoided, and urging road users to follow the principles of the Road Acts, Highway Code, and Road Traffic Regulations.

Sgt. Timinka was also concerned about the rate of lynching of drivers who survived accidents, particularly in rural areas, noting that it accounted for a major portion of hit-and-run incidents.

He added that most drivers who hit pedestrians fled the scene because they were afraid for their life, as residents would sometimes rally the youth to attack the driver.

Drivers who hit pedestrians instead of taking them to the nearest hospital for medical assistance, according to Sgt. Timinka, typically flee for their lives, and the victim may lose his or her life in such a circumstance. “Pedestrian knock-down may not be the fault of the driver alone,” he added, adding that instead of focusing their energy on the driver, they should help the sufferer to the nearest hospital.

Would you expect to be lynched if you accidentally knocked someone down or caused an accident? Would you expect your people to attend to you if you were in severe condition after being knocked down, or would you expect them to lynch the driver? He interrogated. Sgt. Timinka therefore urged Ghanaians not to rush to lynch a driver, even if the accident was caused by the driver’s negligence or other conditions, as investigations would indicate. I’d like to use this opportunity to urge Ghanaians not to try to lynch a driver who hits a pedestrian, but rather to leave the inquiry to the police,” he stated.
He urged the media to take an interest in such situations by visiting the police station to learn the results of investigations, since many people have been imprisoned, fined, and had their licenses revoked.