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OGUN: TRACE records 132 auto accidents, 53 deaths in nine months

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Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE)

By Bose Adelaja

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE, on Monday, said it recorded a total number of 132 auto accidents and 53 deaths within a space of nine months in the year 2020.

According to the traffic agency, the figures were recorded between January and September.

TRACE Director, Traffic Planning Research and Statistics, Commander Ajayi- Michael Babatunde who disclosed this in a statement, said out of the fatalities, 40 males were dead while the remaining 13 were females.

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As for auto accidents, he said motor vehicles recorded 111 while motorcycles recorded only 21.

Similarly, the Commander said during the incidents, a total number of 173 people were injured: 102 were males while 71 were females.

Giving the breakdown of the causes of the auto accidents, Trace said 46.13% were caused by overspeeding, 22.88% caused by dangerous driving, 10.68% was caused by bad tyres and the remaining 6.94% was by driving against traffic.

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