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General News of Thursday, 31 December 2020

Source: thenationonlineng.net

1,236 die in road crashes in Q3 2020

1,236 die in road crashes in Q3 2020 1,236 die in road crashes in Q3 2020

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday said 1,236 Nigerians were killed in different road crashes in the country in the Third Quarter (Q3) of 2020.

Road Transport Data, Q3 2020 that made this disclosure reflected that 3,066 road crashes occurred in the quarter.

According to the data, speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020 and it accounted for 57.26 percent of the total road crashes reported.

The data added that wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 7.11 percent of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.

NBS said “similarly, a total of 1,236 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q3 2020.”

The report said in the period under review, out of the total

Nigerians that got killed, 1,176 are adults representing 95 percent of the figure while the remaining 60 Nigerians are children representing 5 percent.

976 male Nigerians, said the data, representing 79 percent, got killed in road crashes in Q3 2020 while 200 female Nigerians, representing 16 percent got killed.

The NBS said a total of 4,893 vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes in Q3 2020.

The report explained that car is reported to be the major type of vehicle involved in road crashes and it accounted for 30.30 percent of the vehicles involved in road crashes reported followed by Motorcycle and Minibus as they both accounted for 22.60 percent and 15.50 percent respectively.

Besides, NBS said data on the category of vehicles involved in road crashes in Q3 2020 reflected that 61 percent of vehicles are commercial (2,987), 37.80 percent are private (1,849) and 1.10 percent are government with 56 vehicles involved.

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