The manslaughter that happened in Kogi state in the name of road accident is so pathetic. The driver who choose human wedge and a market place to halt his trailer instead of a tree, bush or other moving vehicle to give a glancing hit need to be thoroughly investigated. Again location of markets near major roads and street trading should be given a serious thought or abolished.
Then my question is this! If Nigeria is a company, say any service providing, with the spate of accident happening on our roads can anyone contract Nigeria for work? Am thinking the authorities charged with vehicle inspection, training of drivers and other related fields needs to do more work.
Lets save Nigeria please.
A lot of factors can be responsible for accidents. One is carelessness. This can come from the diver, the pedestrian, the Okada rider etc. Another is drunkenness, which can also come from either way. Bad road is a major causative agent of road accidents. Poor vehicle maintenance is also another. Then there are some accidents caused by the agents of darkness. Those ones are difficult to explain because of the way and manner they happen. In any case, a little carefulness on the part of the driver, the pedestrian as well as other road users can reduce accidents drastically. Then government should maintain roads.
Accidents dont just happen, they are caused. Caused by bad roads, careless driving, faulty vehicles, bad tyres or a combination of all these factors. While the government on their part should ensure that roads are kept in good shape, care should be taken by drivers especially to ensure that their vehicles is road wothy and be cautious when driving through crowded and busy areas like market places