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2,556 Road Traffic Crashes Recorded in Q1 2017 - NBS


Wednesday, April 26, 2017/ 8:30 PM / NBS 

The Q1 2017 road transport data reflected that 2,556 road crashes occurred in Q1 2017. Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q1 and it accounted for 42.69% of the total road crashes reported. Loss of control and dangerous driving followed closely as they both accounted for 12.73% and 7.34% of the total road crashes recorded. 

A total of 8,672 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded. 8,151 of the 8,672 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 521 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,422 male Nigerians, representing 74%, got injured in road crashes in Q1 while 2,250 female Nigerians, representing 26%, got injured. 

Similarly, a total of 1,466 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q1. 1,363 of the 1,466 Nigerians that got killed, representing 93% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 103 Nigerians, representing 7% of the figure are children. 1,164 male Nigerians, representing 79%, got killed in road crashes in Q1 while 302 female Nigerians, representing 21%, got killed. 

Estimated vehicle population in Nigeria as at Q1 2017 was put at 11,458,370. Commercial vehicles accounted for 53.8% of the total vehicle population in Nigeria, private vehicles accounted for 44.5%, government vehicles accounted for 1.65 and diplomat vehicles accounted for 0.1%. With the total population of the country puts at 193,392,517 in 2016, Nigeria’s vehicle per population ratio is put 0.06. 

Data on the category of vehicles involved in road crashes in Q1 2017 reflected that 59% of vehicles are commercial (2,428), 40% are private (1,617), 1% are government (55) and the remaining are diplomat (3). 

FCT Recorded the highest number of road crashes in Q1 2017 and closely followed by Kaduna and Niger States while Borno and Bayelsa States recorded the least. 

A total of 220,736 national drivers licenses were produced in Q1 2017. Lagos and FCT produced the highest number of drivers’ licenses while Yobe and Kebbi States produced the least numbers of national drivers’ license. 

Similarly, a total of 113,358 vehicle number plates were produced in Q1 2017. Ebonyi and Anambra states produced the highest number of vehicle plate numbers while Lagos and Sokoto States produced the least numbers of vehicle plate numbers in Q1 2017.

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