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05 June 2018

Nigeria’s road casualty rate provides cause for concern

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

Nigeria’s high road casualty rate is providing cause for concern, with 1,292 road deaths in the first three months of 2018. There were 2,598 road deaths in the period from October 2017 to March 2018 according to data from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.

Meanwhile the data shows that there were 2,482 crashes in the period from January 2018 to March 2018 compared with 2,489 road crashes in the period from October 2017 to December 2017. According to Road Transport Data, there were 15,815 people injured in the first six months of 2018, with 8,466 being injured in the January 2018 to March 2018 period.

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