Wa Township is becoming a town without road regulations as motorists have started disregarding the road safety signs and symbols, others have started climbing over the dual carriage paths with cars In Oder to reduce travel distance.
This has caused scare and panic in the town among road users and workers who feel unsafe on the road due to reckless road users.
Upperwestmedia Team have taken time to go on a monitoring spree for a month and it has been observed that people ignore the traffic to hurry to their various destinations, most of which were motorbike users.
The term ‘traffic ba nyogra Tembie’ meaning ‘traffic doesn’t stop a native’ was the engineer of this act of road abuse in Wa with some residents and Workers in town calling on the road safety department and the police to enforce the Law.
The number of road users killed in the first quarter of 2019 has recorded a 17.57% increase over figures for the first quarter of 2018.
Commuters and pedestrians killed increased from 592 in the first quarter of 2018 to 696 in the same period of 2019.
The number of males killed amounted to 506, comprising 62 males below 18 years and 444 males above 18 years.
Similarly, the number of females killed was 190, made up of 55 females below 18 years and 135 above 18 years.
The regional breakdown of deaths is Accra – 69, Tema – 38, Eastern – 108, Central – 45, Western – 38, Ashanti – 113, Volta – 34, Northern – 59, Upper West – 19, Upper East – 28, and Bono Ahafo – 145.