Fixing a Deadly Intersection in Accra

About once every 2 weeks in 2015, someone died at the Lapaz intersection of the N1 highway in Accra, Ghana.
Poorly designed with limited speed restrictions and no safe pedestrian crossings, it is the most dangerous intersection in a city where road traffic claims nearly 3 lives every day, writes Accra’s Mayor Adjei Sowah. With Bloomberg Philanthropies support, the city has a plan for the intersection, including stepped-up law enforcement (a 5% drop in average speed can mean 30% reduction in fatal crashes) and improved infrastructure such as shoulder widening, addition of a median or barrier, and controlled crosswalks.
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