The Eastern Region recorded 116 deaths from motor accidents, with 1,001 injured, between January and June 2015, reports from the National Road Safety Commission say.

The figure represents a 17 percent drop from 144 deaths recorded in 2014. The number of injured persons for 2014 was 1,247.

The Regional Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Kwasi Yirenkyi says although there has been significant drop in accident deaths in the region, the NRSC is yearning to achieve a drastic reduction with the cooperation of road users regarding road safety.

“We targeted that if at all we should record accident deaths, it should not exceed 128 for the half year but from January to the end of June this year, the region recorded a total of 116 deaths, which is an improvement but not impressive,” Yirenkyi noted.

According to him, the attitude of most road users have been the cause for the carnage on the roads but he says the NRSC will continue to intensify road safety education and strategize to ensure that no death is recorded in the next half of the year.

By: Kasapafmonline,com/Ghana