Not less than 1,936 people dies of road accidents in Nigeria in the year 2012. Lagos State Governor. Mr. Babatunde Fashola made the revelation while inaugurating self training audio visual kit tagged defensive driving in Ikeja, Lagos.
He implored drivers, corporate organizations and individuals to go back to driving schools to test their sight and driving skill so as to avert road accidents.
“It will further reduce the number of road crashes recorded yearly within the state. Nigeria today has the highest cases of road accidents in Africa. In the first half of 2012, 1,936 people were killed through road accidents”, he said.
“If this must be reduced, the drivers are important because they decide how the vehicles speed, the route and when the vehicle operates daily.
Fashola lamented that everyone is affected directly or indirectly in any road accident. “From one accident, many families are affected directly by an act that could be avoided. Many have stopped school due to accident, since their breadwinners have passed on”, he said.