Nigeria produces 54,672 drivers’ licences, 155,552 number plates in Q2: NBS

*Speed violation is major cause of road crashes in Q2 2020, accounts for 47 percent of total road crashes, says National Bureau of Statistics

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that the Federal Government produced 54,672 driver’s licences in the Second Quarter of 2020.

The NBS disclosed this in its report titled: “Road Transport Data (Q2 2020)” on its official Web site.

The document indicated that the Federal Government also produced 155,552 number plates within the same period.

The Q2 2020 road transport data reflected that 2,080 road crashes occurred in Q2 2020, stated the agency.

In regard to road crashes, it said: “Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q2 2020 and it accounted for 47 percent of the total road crashes reported.

“Wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 10 percent of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.”

According to the NBS, a total of 5,535 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded.

Out of the total Nigerians that got injured, 5,166 were adults representing 93 percent while the remaining 369 Nigerians are children representing 7 percent, according to the NBS report.

4,393 males, representing 79 percent cent got injured in road crashes in Q2 2020 while 1,142 female Nigerians, representing 21 percent got injured.

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