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4059 vehicles involved in road crashes in second quarter

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Latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has revealed that 4,059 vehicles were involved in road crashes in second quarter (Q2), of the year.

In the road transport data released on Tuesday, commercial vehicles represented the highest number of crashes with 2,447 representing 60.29 per cent, followed by private with 1568 (38.63 per cent), government 44 (1.08 per cent), and the diplomat with zero (0) vehicle involved.

Similarly, a total of 1,331 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q2 2018. 1,257 of the 1,331 Nigerians that got killed, representing 94 per cent of the figure, are adults, while the remaining 74 Nigerians, representing six per cent of the figure are children.

About 1,047 male Nigerians, representing 79 per cent, got killed in road crashes in Q2, while 284 female Nigerians, representing 21 per cent of those who got killed.

Estimated vehicle population in Nigeria as at Q2 2018 was put at 11,760,871 with the total estimated population of the country put at 198,000,000 in 2018. Nigeria’s vehicle per population ratio is put at 0.06

A total of 221,878 national drivers licences were produced in Q2 2018. Lagos and FCT produced the highest number of drivers’ licences, while Zamfara and Taraba States produced the least numbers of national drivers’ licence.

Speed violation was reported as the major cause of road crashes in the quarter, which accounted for 50.65 per cent of the total road crashes reported.

Tyre burst, and dangerous driving followed closely as they both accounted for 8.59 per cent and 8.40 per cent of the total road crashes recorded.

Other causes included use of phone while driving; mechanically deficient vehicle; Brake Failure; Overloading; Dangerous Overtaking; Bad Road; sleeping on steering; Driving Under Alcohol/Drug Influence among others.

However, a total of 8,437 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded.

7,946 of the 8,437 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94 per cent of the figure, were adults while the remaining 491 Nigerians, representing six per cent of the figure are children.

About 6,415 male Nigerians, representing 76 per cent, got injured in road crashes in Q2 while 2,022 female Nigerians, representing 24 per cent got injured.


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