86 killed in road accidents, speeding major cause
Police have reported that 86 persons lost their lives as a result of road accidents from the period of January 1, 2018, to September 30, 2018, representing a 5.7% decrease in fatal accidents.
Speeding has been flagged as the major cause of the road fatalities.
According to the statistics, 36 of the fatal road accidents were caused by speeding while 12 were caused by speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sixteen were as a result of inattentiveness and eight were due to the pedestrians crossing in the path of an approaching vehicle, while one was failure of the driver to conform to a traffic sign.
Of those who were killed, two were minibus passengers, 15 were pedal cyclists, 31 were pedestrians, 20 occupants in car, 11 were motorcyclists, four were drivers, two were being towed on a bicycle and one was a pillion rider.
|Some Prevalent Cases Made for the period January-September, 2018
|Breach of Condition of Road service Licence /Music||2,928|
|Driving under the influence of Alcohol||2,456|
|Using cell phone while driving||651|
|Breach of Traffic Light Signal||1,041|
|Tinted Motor vehicles||2,194|
|Fail to wear Seat Belt||4,445|
|Fail to Wear Safety Helmet||1,168|
|Fail to Confirm to Sign||2,906|
|Crossing Double Yellow Line||1,948|