At least 80% of accidents have been blamed on human factors such as overtaking, overloading and others.
According to Mr Oludare Fadogba, Zonal Commander of the FRSC in Jos, at least 80% of crashes are due to human factors like speeding, dangerous overtaking and overloading.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark the 29th anniversary of the commission, he said, “We know there are mechanical and environmental factors that cause accidents, but these factors contribute less than 20 per cent.
“Eighty per cent of the crashes are caused by human factors. Many drivers cannot resist using their phones while on the steering, while some still do not see any need for the seat belt.
“From our statistics, overtaking alone accounts for more than 48 per cent of road crashes in the country.”
He urged road users to learn to obey traffic rules saying, “As a commission, we shall continue to educate Nigerians on road safety culture, but drivers must demonstrate a high sense of responsibility while driving,” he said.
According to him, doing this would definitely reduce accidents.