SAD! 1,307 Vehicles Involved In Road Accidents In May
In the month of May alone, a total of 1,307 vehicles were involved in road accidents across Nigeria.
This is according to the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
The Corps said in its report of road traffic accidents for the month which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that cars came top in the number of vehicles involved in the crashes with 469 cases.
This figure, it said, represented 35.9% of the total number, followed by minibuses with 258 cases, representing 19.7%, while motorcycles trailed with 233, which accounted for 17.8%.
The corps said Trucks recorded 158 cases, representing 12.1%.
It said that vehicle categorisation indicated that a total of 785 vehicles involved in road accidents during the period under review were commercial vehicles, representing 60.1% of the overall figure.
The report said private and government vehicles followed with 508 or 38.9% and 14 and 1.1% in that order.
The corps identified the Kaduna-Abuja road as recording the highest accidents in May with 51 cases, with 14 vehicles or 22% less than that of April.
The route also recorded the highest number of deaths for the period with 29 cases, while the Oyo-Ogbomosho road and Kaduna-Zaira road had the least record of deaths in accidents during the period with 14 and 13 cases, respectively.
The FRSC appealed to the Federal Government to provide it with “Special Intervention Fund’’ to enable it to, through “aggressive public enlightenment”, stem the contributing factors to accidents and deaths.
The corps say speed limit violation remain the major cause among 872 factors identified as responsible for road crashes in the country.
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