How to reduce road auto accidents in Nigeria

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What's The Major Cause of Road Accidents?

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Location: Ibadan

May 18th, 2012, 7:54 am

Road auto accidents have recurrently been a major killer of citizens in recent times. Statistics show that it kills hundreds of thousands of citicens annually. About 48 hours ago, at least 18 souls were lost to head-on collision among speeding cars along Maiduguri-Sokoto road. Very sad!
Causes? Bad roads, impatience, overspeeding, bad weather amongs others. And even pure insanity. So I always advise my people: if your driver is misbehaving on the road, dont keep quiet. Warn and caution him!
What do you think we can do to curtail this major killer of our friends, family, colleagues, neighbours? Your contributions will help!

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Location: Port Harcourt

May 18th, 2012, 8:56 am

I fink many road transport workers need proper mental and psychological orientation so as to respect the sacredness of human life and how vtal every split-second decision is. Let them be more patient and reduce overspeeding.

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Location: Orole

June 1st, 2012, 11:01 pm

we need god help
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Location: Abuja

June 2nd, 2012, 10:07 am

Imagine this:
‘Nigeria ranks second in road accident fatalities’
By Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja

Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu
Nigeria has the second highest road traffic accident fatalities among the 193 countries in the world, Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has said.

Chukwu, who spoke through the Director of Special Project in the ministry, Dr. Michael Arene at a press conference to mark the first anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action in Abuja, said Nigeria records 162 deaths per 100,000.

The high rate of deaths apart, the minister said the trend was adversely affecting the health system in the country and hampering its attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5.

But government, according to him, has responded to the trend with many measures including initiation of the integrated National Emergency Ambulances Services.

He said: "Road traffic accidents have led to the death of men, women, boys and girls and even the unborn child, impacts negatively on our ability to achieve the MDGs as most people affected are the youths.

"There is a need to halt this trend in order to achieve the attainment of MDGs 4 and 5 aimed at reducing infant mortality and improving maternal mortality."

Also speaking at the occasion, the National Focal Person for UN Decade of Action in Nigeria, Dr. Sydney Ibeanusi said over 80 percent of injuries in Nigeria are traffic accidents related.

Stressing that road traffic accidents are the third leading cause of deaths in the country, he said that 1.3 million persons are killed and 50 million injured globally every year from road crashes.

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osita Chidoka said that in the bid to create a synergy with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) towards reducing road crashes in Nigeria, the Nigeria Road Safety Partnership (NRSP) was set up involving private sector organizations and NGOs. ... 80%99.html
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