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Road Accidents Decline in Nigeria – NBS

The number of road accidents in Q2 of 2022 reduced by 1.88 per cent when compared with Q1 of 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said.  

NBS in its Road Transport Data Q2 2022 Report released in Abuja recently explained that the total road accidents recorded were 3,282 in Q2 2022 showing a decrease of 1.88 per cent from Q1 2022, which recorded 3,345.

“On a year-on-year basis, traffic accidents increased by 3.05 per cent from the same period of the previous year.’’

It said dis-aggregating the accidents into categories showed that serious cases in Q2 2022 were the highest at 2,105, compared to fatal and minor cases at 823 and 354, respectively.

“The quarter-on-quarter analysis also showed that serious cases of accidents increased by 0.24 per cent in Q2 2022 with 2,105 relative to Q1 2022 which recorded 2,100.’’

The report said similarly, fatal cases declined by 5.51 per cent in Q2 2022 at 823 as against 871 recorded in Q1 2022.

“Also, minor cases declined by 5.35 per cent in Q2 2022 as recorded at 354 as against 374 recorded in Q1 2022.’’

The report showed that in terms of gender distribution of persons killed in the accidents, 1,225 males (adults and children) were killed in Q2 2022, accounting for 79.65 per cent.

“On the other hand, 313 females (adults and children) were killed in Q2 2022, representing 20.35 per cent.’’

The report showed that in terms of injuries sustained, more males (adult and child) were injured from the crashes compared to females (adult and child).

“In Q2 2022, injured males stood at 7,003 (adults and children), representing 76 per cent compared to 2,143 injured females (adults and children) representing 24 per cent.’’

The report said the total number of vehicles involved in road accidents in Q2 2022 reduced to a total number of 5,263 compared to Q1 2022 which recorded 5,316.

“This indicated a decline of 0.99 per cent in Q2 2022.’’

The report showed that of the road accidents, commercial vehicles were mostly affected with 3,396, compared to other categories of vehicles such as private at 1,800, government at 67 and diplomatic at zero.

On zonal analysis, the report revealed that the North-Central recorded the highest number of accidents in Q2 2022 with 1,281, followed by the South-West with 781, while the South-East recorded the least with 173.

The report said in terms of casualties, the North-Central recorded the highest with 3,769, followed by the North-West with 2,305, while the South-East recorded the least with 573.5.(NAN)

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