Causes of Road Accidents

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Causes Of Road Accident

• The first major cause of road accidents in Ghana is poor driving skills. • Drivers talking on mobile phones while driving have caused several road accidents • Gross indiscipline is the cause in most cases amongst Ghanaians. • Most accidents are caused by broken down vehicles on our roads. • It appears in Ghana there is a leeway for drivers to drive on worn/second hand tyres. • The unworthiness of some cars on our roads also invariably leads to road accidents. • Over-loading of vehicles beyond their expected gross weights is a known cause of accidents. • Fatigue driving is a known cause of road accidents by long-distance drivers. • 10% of road accidents in Ghana are caused by drunk driving . • Over-speeding constitutes about 50% of road accidents in the country. • The poor nature of some of our roads has also often been cited as a cause for some vehicular accidents in the country. • Disregard for traffic regulations by most drivers also leads to accidents on our roads. • Non-existent road markings and signs.

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