Towards establishing a reliable accident data system in Ghana

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Shaibu Bawa

Accident data collection and analysis was institutionalise in 1987 in order to provide vital data-led support to accident remedial activities pursued by the National Road Safety Committee and the road agencies of Ghana. The paper presents the modest achievements made by the Accident Analysis Unit since its creation, at local accident registration and analysis in order to identify main local problems and develop the necessary action programme. It also stresses the importance of transfer of experiences from the more developed countries to improve local safety work.

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