The Q2 2017 road transport data reflected that 2,503 road crashes occurred in Q2 2017. Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q1 and it accounted for 44.44% of the total road crashes reported. Loss of control and dangerous driving followed closely as they both accounted for 12.92% and 8.06% of the total road crashes recorded.
A total of 8,270 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded. 7,805 of the 8,270 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 465 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,217 male Nigerians, representing 75%, got injured in road crashes in Q2 while 2,053 female Nigerians, representing 25%, got injured.
Similarly, a total of 1,279 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q2. 1,207 of the 1,279 Nigerians that got killed, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 72 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 1,022 male Nigerians, representing 80%, got killed in road crashes in Q2 while 257 female Nigerians, representing 20% got killed.
Estimated vehicle population in Nigeria as at Q2 2017 was put at 11,506,863 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 Q2 2017 reflected that 58.59% of vehicles are commercial (2,363), 40.22% are private (1,622), 1.14% are government (46) and the remaining are diplomat (2).
FCT Recorded the highest number of road crashes in Q2 2017 and closely followed by Kaduna and Niger States while Borno and Bayelsa States recorded the least.
A total of 218,060 national drivers licenses were produced in Q2 2017. Lagos and FCT produced the highest number of drivers’ licenses while Zamfara and Kebbi States produced the least numbers of national drivers’ license.
Similarly, a total of 110,881 vehicle number plates were produced in Q2 2017. FCT and Oyo state produced the highest number of vehicle plate numbers while Ogun and Rivers States produced the least numbers of vehicle plate numbers in Q2 2017.