Road Accidents 

Road Accidents Menace

Road accidents claim the lives of about 3,400 people every day. According to the World health organisation (WHO). It is amongst the leading causes of death in Nigeria and in most developing countries. In 2013 road traffic crashes report of FRSC, 34% of road accident cases were fatal. Recent NOI polls showed that most Nigerians recognise it as one of the major causes of death in the country.

Causes of Road Accidents

  • Bad roads
  • Unfavourable weather conditions
  • Driver error
  • Faulty cars
  • Pedestrians
Contrary to belief, driver error is the number one cause of road accidents not bad roads. It is arguable that diver’s decision is critical to avoidance of accidents. Although roads bad or weather conditions unfavourable.
In 2010 and 2011 researchers observed 65,000 fatal accidents that occurred in the U.S.  About ten percent of the fatal accidents were caused by some form of distracted driving (day dreaming). The incidence of road accidents is lower in places where drivers obey traffic rules. Including cities with controlled vehicle movement. 

Road Safety

Before diving, especially a long journey, drivers should ensure the following:
1. Seat belt is functional.
2. Check engine oil level
3. Water and coolant levels
4. Car tire pressure
I guess you now know the leading cause of road accidents and what to do before driving. Another day we will talk about first aid attention in accident victims.

Relevant information

Rules and regulations:
Check tire air pressure:
Simple car check up:

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