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85% road crashes caused by human factors – VIO

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Commander Sani Ibrahim, Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) in charge of Provost and Regimentation in FCT has said that 85 percent of the road accidents in the country are caused by human factors.

Speaking on Monday in Abuja after a road show to commemorate the “2018 United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”, he said most road users do not pay attention to road safety laws that will avoid crashes.

He said human, vehicular and environmental factors were causes of road accidents hence, he called for efforts to reduce the burden of crashes.

On his part, National Focal Person, UN-Decade of Action on Road Safety and Injury Prevention, Mr Sydney Ibeanusi, noted that about 90 percent of the road traffic crashes recorded were in the low, middle income and developing countries.
According to him, it all has to be blamed on actions and inaction of the governments and citizens of these countries.

He called on the drivers and pedestrians to desist from alcohol before driving so as to curb cases of road accidents.

Speaking to the journalist at the event, Executive Director, GreenLight Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr Simon Obi called for cooperation by all stakeholders to reduce the burden of road traffic crashes in the country.

He said the World Day of Rememberance for Road Traffic Victim was an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastations caused by road traffic crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims.

Obi said with the data of 1.3 million people losing their lives annually on the globe, there was the need for all hands to be on deck to check the menace.

“We are here to remember those who have lost their lives and those permanently disabled. We are also here to raise awareness on road safety,” he said.

He lamented that a lot of crashes which happened on Nigerian roads were recorded to be the most dangerous in the world, therefore, the government should enact policies that will enhance the safety of motorists on the Nigerian highways.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/85-road-crashes-caused-by-human-factors-vio.html


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Irphilippe• 3 weeks ago
Waka
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Iyamahsolomon• 3 weeks ago
Na soo
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iammicharles• 3 weeks ago
Abeg jare
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ANOINTING• 3 weeks ago
Sure
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innkayobami• 3 weeks ago
Very true
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Olite1996• 3 weeks ago
correct, but bad management is inclusive
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Abidoun• 3 weeks ago
true talk
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