228 people have died in various road accidents in Ogun state in 2021, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abeokuta, on Friday.
Mr. Akinbiyi revealed that 831 crashes were recorded during the period under review, saying that 713 motor vehicles and 118 motorcycles were involved in the accidents.
He added that 1,311 people were injured in the various accidents comprising 931 males and 380 females.
The TRACE spokesperson disclosed that out of the 228 deaths recorded, 179 were males while 49 were females adding that 74 persons were killed in motorcycle accidents while 240 got injured.
He, however, said most of the accidents were caused by excessive speed, reckless overtaking, and dangerous driving, among others.
He said TRACE would continue to sensitise motorists on safe driving, saying that there was need for them to obey traffic rules and regulations.