The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that a total of 1,236 Nigerians were killed in road traffic crashes in third quarter (Q3) of 2020.
The “Road Transport Data Q3 2020” released by the NBS on Wednesday disclosed that, “Out of the total Nigerians that got killed, 1,176 are adults representing 95per cent of the figure while the remaining 60 Nigerians are children representing five per cent.
“976 male Nigerians, representing 79 per cent, got killed in road crashes in Q3 2020 while 200 female Nigerians, representing 16 per cent got killed.”
The report stated that the Q3 2020 road transport data reflected that 3,066 road crashes occurred in Q3 2020.
According to the report, “Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020 and it accounted for 57.26per cent of the total road crashes reported, Wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 7.11 per cent of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.
“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 per cent of the vehicles involved in road crashes reported followed by Motorcycle and Minibus as they both accounted for 22.60 per cent and 15.50 per cent respectively.
“Data on the category of vehicles involved in road crashes in Q3 2020 reflected that 61 per cent of vehicles are commercial (2,987), 37.80 per cent are private (1,849) and 1.10 per cent are government with 56 vehicles involved.”