The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its road transport data (Q3 2020) report revealed that not less than 3,066 road accidents in Nigeria occurred in the (Q3) third quarter of 2020.
Brandnewsday gathers that the NBS disclosed that about 3, 066 accidents occurred while nothing less than 1, 236 lives were lost in various accidents.
According to the released data, the major causes of the accidents are speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020, also, over speeding accounted for 57.26% of the total road crashes reported.
Major causes of road Accidents in Nigeria
According to the statistics bureau, speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020 and it accounted for 57.26% of the total road crashes reported, Wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 7.11% of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.
People Killed in Road Accident?
Similarly, a total of 1,236 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q3 2020. Out of the total Nigerians that got killed, 1,176 are adults representing 95% of the figure while the remaining 60 Nigerians are children representing 5%.
976 male Nigerians, representing 79%, got killed in road crashes in Q3 2020 while 200 female Nigerians, representing 16% got killed.
A total of 4,893 vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes in Q3 2020. Car is reported to be the major type of vehicle involved in road crashes and it accounted for 30.30% of the vehicles involved in road crashes reported followed by Motorcycle and Minibus as they both accounted for 22.60% and 15.50% respectively.
Data on the category of vehicles involved in road crashes in Q3 2020 reflected that 61% of vehicles are commercial (2,987), 37.80% are private (1,849) and 1.10% are government with 56 vehicles involved.