The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has announced on Thursday that over 1,236 Nigerians were killed in different road crashes in the country in Third Quarter (Q3) of 2020.
This was made known in the road Transport Data, Q3 2020 which showed that 3,066 road crashes occurred in the quarter.
Meanwhile, the data Showed that speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020 and it accounted for 57.26 per cent of the total road crashes reported.
The data added that 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.
NBS said “similarly, a total of 1,236 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q3 2020.”
Nigerians that got killed, 1,176 are adults representing 95 per cent of the figure while the remaining 60 Nigerians are children representing 5 per cent.
976 male Nigerians, said the data, representing 79 per cent, got killed in road crashes in Q3 2020 while 200 female Nigerians, representing 16 per cent got killed.
However, NBS also added that 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 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.
Besides, NBS said 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.