An average of nine people died daily in road accidents between April and June in 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
The bureau made this known in its Wednesday report on Road Transport Data. The crashes were as a result of speed violation, wrongful overtaking and dangerous overtaking.
Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q2 2020 and it accounted for 47% of the total road crashes reported, Wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 10% of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.
Nigeria recorded nine deaths daily from road accidents in 3 months – NBS
A total of 5,535 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded. Out of the total Nigerians that got injured, 5,166 are adults representing 93% while the remaining 369 Nigerians are children representing 7%. 4,393 male Nigerians, representing 79%, got injured in road crashes in Q2 2020 while 1,142 female Nigerians, representing 21% got injured.
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Similarly, a total of 855 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q2 2020. Out of the total Nigerians that got killed, 788 are adults representing 92% of the figure while the remaining 67 Nigerians are children representing 8%. 694 male Nigerians, representing 81%, got killed in road crashes in Q2 2020 while 161 female Nigerians, representing 19% got killed.
A total of 3,334 vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes in Q2 2020. Car is reported to be the major type of vehicle involved in road crashes and it accounted for 28% of the vehicles involved in road crashes reported followed by Motorcycle and Minibus as they both accounted for 24% and 15% respectively. Data on the category of vehicles involved in road crashes in Q2 2020 reflected that 64% of vehicles are commercial (2,124), 35% are private (1,166) and 1% are government with 44 vehicles involved.
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A total of 54,672 national drivers licenses were produced in Q2 2020 while a total of 155,552 vehicle number plates were produced in the same period.