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Motorbike accident deaths increased by 100% in 2017 – Road Safety data.

This represents a rise of 100 per cent in the number of deaths which occurred in seven years.

The number of motor riders who died in road accidents across Ghana increased from 200 cases in 2010 to 400 incidents in 2017, the National Road Safety Commission data indicates.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, has therefore observed that players in the industry need to forge a strong solution to address the situation.

“I am urging the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to consider placing a ban on the riding of motorcycles by 9 pm in the country,” the Deputy Minister said at a regional consultation on motorcycle use for commercial purposes on Tuesday, March 26 in Accra.

The Deputy Minister also said introducing such a ban is necessary for the fight against crime.

He explained that the use of motorcycles is contributing to the increase of crime in the country as crime perpetrators use it as their get-away tool.

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