Regional Profile

  • Ashanti Region

    The Ashanti region ranks second in all crashes in the country with the majority of road traffic collisions in the region (70 percent) occurring on rural roads according to the RTC Statistics (2016). Also, the major cause of RTC in the region is pedestrian hits at 41.9 percent compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. Similarly, pedestrians account for 44.4 percent of the region’s road traffic-related fatalities. This is followed by mini bus occupants at 25.2 percent.

  • Brong Ahafo Region

    According to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016), the Brong Ahafo Region has recorded an increasing rate of casualties from the year 1991 to 2015. This has been as a result of several collision types including head on collisions, knocking down pedestrians, and hitting objects. Pedestrian hits account for about 31 percent of RTC in the region, compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. This is followed by head-on and ran-off road collisions. Again, pedestrians in the region are the most affected group of road users with regard to fatality rates (28.7 percent). Additionally, about 77.3 percent of road traffic collisions in the region occur in rural areas.

  • Central Region

    The Central region ranks fourth in all crashes in the country with pedestrian hits accounting for about 43.9 percent of the region’s total crashes as compared to the national average of 2.6 percent according to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016). This is followed by head-on collisions at 22.7 percent. Also, the greater proportion of road crashes (78.7 percent) in the region occur on rural roads.

  • Eastern Region

    According to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016), the Eastern region ranks third in all recorded road crash cases in the country with the majority of road traffic collisions in the region (78.4 percent) occurring on rural roads. Furthermore, about 37.7 percent of the recorded collision cases in the region are pedestrian hits compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. This is followed by head-on collisions. Also, Road Traffic Crash (RTC) statistics in the region has pedestrians and mini bus occupants suffering the highest fatalities rates.

  • Greater Accra Region

    According to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016), the Greater Accra region ranks first in all recorded road crash cases in the country (42.4 percent of national crashes) with about 10 percent of crashes in the region resulting in death. Furthermore, about half of the recorded crash cases in the region involve pedestrians. Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) in the region has pedestrians suffering the highest fatalities rate at 61.2 percent which is far higher than the national average of 42.6 percent. This is followed by mini bus occupants. The major cause of RTC in the Greater Accra region is also by pedestrian hits at 55.8 percent compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. Road crashes in the region are also prevalent in urban areas where population and traffic volumes are high, but the state of transport infrastructure such as pedestrian walkways and crash barriers is poor and inadequate. Additionally, there is increased usage of motorcycles without proper enforcement of its regulatory frameworks and ignorance on the part of road users.

  • Northern Region

    The Northern region ranks eighth in all recorded road crash cases in the country (2.9 percent of national crashes). Also, the majority of crashes in the region (75 percent) occur on rural roads. Vehicle running off roads and pedestrian hits constitute the main types of collision. Additionally, pedestrians, motorcyclists and minibus occupants are the main victims of road traffic fatalities in the region

  • Upper East Region

    The Upper East region recorded the least number of crashes in the country (1.4 percent of national crashes) with the majority of road traffic collisions in the region (65.6 percent) occurring on rural roads according to the RTC Statistics (2016). Also, the major cause of RTC in the region is pedestrian hits at 29.9 percent compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. This is followed by vehicular collisions. Furthermore, motorcyclists account for 43.3 percent of the region’s road traffic-related fatalities. This is followed by pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Upper West Region

    According to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016), the Upper West region ranks ninth in all recorded road crash cases in the country (1.5 percent of national crashes) with the majority of road traffic collisions in the region (70 percent) occurring on rural roads. Furthermore, about 20.4 percent of the recorded collision cases in the region are pedestrian hits compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. This is followed by vehicular collisions. Also, Road Traffic Crash (RTC) statistics in the region has motorcyclists and pedestrians suffering the highest fatalities rates.

  • Volta Region

    According to the Road Traffic Crash Statistics (2016), the Volta region ranks seventh in all recorded road crash cases in the country (4.9 percent of national crashes) with about 80.7 percent of crashes in the region occurring on rural roads. Furthermore, about 38.8 percent of the recorded collision cases in the region involve pedestrians. This is followed by vehicles running off roads and head-on collisions. Additionally, pedestrians and mini bus occupants account for over 60 percent of fatalities in the region. Hence, the key intervention needs of the region should focus on the provision

  • Western Region

    The Western region ranks fifth in all crashes in the country with the majority of road traffic collisions in the region (78.5 percent) occurring on rural roads according to the RTC Statistics (2016). Also, the major cause of RTC in the region is pedestrian hits at 39.7 percent compared to the national average of 2.6 percent. Similarly, pedestrians account for 39.1 percent of the region’s road traffic-related fatalities. This is followed by motorcyclists at 16.6 percent. The region’s key intervention needs should thus focus on road user education with emphasis of motorcyclist safety, enforcement, speed calming and other safety interventions on road infrastructure to meet the needs of all users including rural road users.

Regional Heads

 Catherine Hamilton
Catherine Hamilton Greater Accra

Greater Accra

Kwasi Tsibu Yirenkyi
Kwasi Tsibu YirenkyiEastern Region

Eastern Region

Daniel H. Wuaku
Daniel H. WuakuVolta Region

Volta Region

Mohammed Alebinde Atilado
Mohammed Alebinde AtiladoUpper East

Upper East

Linda Afotey-Annang
Linda Afotey-Annang -Central Region(Ag)

-Central Region(Ag)

Kwesi Agyenim Boateng
Kwesi Agyenim BoatengBrong-Ahafo(Ag)

Brong-Ahafo(Ag)

Alexander A. Ayata
Alexander A. Ayata Northern Region

 Northern Region

Samuel Asiamah
Samuel Asiamah Ashanti Region

Ashanti Region

Thomas Bismark Boakye
Thomas Bismark BoakyeWestern Region

Western Region

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