Accidents claim 46 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


 The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Tuesday, said that 46 persons died in 132 road accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway between January and September. 

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Public Relations Officer of TRACE disclosed this  to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Akinbiyi explained that the accidents involved 111 motor vehicles and 21 motorcycles,  saying that it claimed the lives  of 33 male and 13 female. 
The TRACE spokesman added that 196 people were injured during the period under review which comprised of 125 male and 71 female .

He stated that 46.13 per cent of the accidents  was caused by excessive speed, 22.58 per cent  by dangerous driving, 10.68 per cent  by bad tyres, 6.04 per cent  by driving against traffic and 14.57 per cent  by other causes. 

He noted that the TRACE had continued to sensitised motorists to always abide by traffic rules and regulations.

Akinbiyi added that the command would continued to engage transport union leaders on need to drive safely and avoid excessive speeding. 

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