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Third Mainland Crash: ‘I Was Not Speeding’ / Does A Car Consume More Fuel When Idling Or When Speeding? / Nasty effects of road accidents (caution very graphic and potentially offensive images)! (1) (2) (3) (4)
|Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by jobfront(m): 1:49pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Nigerian economy is no doubt a road-driven economy, and so, 80 to 85% of commercial activities in Nigeria, are done via road transportation, which has created several other progressive troubles for Nigeria. Some of them includes:
1. Fast degradation of our highways, since all trucks and commercial vehicles ply on the road, with no relief from the rail system
2. High cost of road maintenance resulting from no. 1 problem above
3. High fuel (petrol and diesel) consumption in Nigeria, which is part of the reasons why FG is crying of paying too much subsidy on petrol
4. The most important, constant loss of lives, which would have been talents and rescue to this nation.
It is no doubt therefore, that the major cause of road accident in Nigerian roads today, is due to over speeding. So what can the government and road safety do to enforce a road speed limit in our roads, so that young people who just jammed success and eventually buys a car, don't go racing on our highways as if they are competing in the international racing contest, FORMULA ONE?
I am concerned about this because I lost an illustrous blood brother early last month in a car accident while he was returning from the airport after dropping some family members. We need a fast solution, more and more people are dying daily along our national highways, tankers and trucks are all driving beyond their speed limits, every car plying on our highways are on the excessive speed, what can we do before we lose all our valuable citizens? Please air your opinion decently, thanks
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by werepeLeri: 1:56pm On Feb 22, 2012|
The point is that most people who drive on our roads dont value their lives - there are speed limits signs on the roads, but the drives just chose to ignore them. Who do you then blame? Government? or the people themselves?
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by jobfront(m): 2:24pm On Feb 22, 2012|
werepeLeri:I am not apportioning blames to government my dear, but no matter how we see it, life is precious and sacred, and should be handled spiritually, and no matter what, we cannot allow citizens to be committing suicide, it is a waste to our nation, some of them are talents, like my brother that died last month was a huge employer of labor, and because of his death in that accident, many of his staff had been laid off, and the business can no longer stand as it used to be, and all his visa (American business visa, Chinese, Germany, Dubai and Uk) are now waste, don't you see that there's a need to enforce a strict speed limit and the use of handsets (BBM) while driving cos we learnt he was pinging, according to eye witnesses that saw the accident.
And from what I know, and what I am doing presently (my co. new product), there is a device from a well recognized European country that helps to regulate car and tuck speeds at a set speed limit, so that no matter how the driver throttles down his or her throttle pedal, the car will maintain that set speed limit at say for instance you set it at 100 km/hr, there is no god that will make the car exceed this speed limit. In fact, we are installing it in our family cars now, and companies are coming for it too, its really good for safety and asset management.
Meanwhile, government can pass an act or legislation to enforce this through road safety, and it will become a road usage factor that you must have the device installed, and it must not exceed say 100 km/hr for small cars and 50 km/hr for trucks.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by brainpulse: 4:39pm On Feb 22, 2012|
1. Bad road
2. Bad road
3. Second hand spare parts
4. Second hand tyres
6. Corrupt FRSC officials
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by tit: 4:45pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Not really. Overspeeding does contribute to severity of accidents but lots of people have died in crashes that occured at less than 80km an hour.
a speed regulating device would help but that would remove the option of speeding up in the once in a blue moon situation when you need to speed out of danger.
On a general note, the FRSC has to do a better job of regulating commercial transport. For a country like nigeria where alcohol is sold in motor parks, i shall be glad to hear that FRSC has mandated periodic drug/alcohol tests as a requirement for renewal of CDLs. especially for commuter buses and big trucks.
osita dioka has been a failure wrt to engaging the main tool in this carnage on our roads : the commercial/professional driver.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Okija_juju(m): 4:46pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Police escorted vehicle
Long vehicles/trailers/articulated vehicles
Traffic enforcement agents (e.g LASTMA, TIMARIV, e.t.c)
Unworthy vehicles on the road
Poorly trained drivers/bad drivers
Poorly maintained vehicles. . .
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by ~Bluetooth: 4:48pm On Feb 22, 2012|
If it is over-speeding,I'd have died a long time ago.Carelessness is a major factor in road accident.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Commander12: 4:52pm On Feb 22, 2012|
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by saxywale(m): 5:00pm On Feb 22, 2012|
it is not over speeding, It's bad road, road unworthy vehicles and the rubbish system in place for the issuance of drivers licence. bad road not only means the road pavement, we don't have road furnitures and proper traffic signs in Nigeria. Also, how can the government say they are working hard to reduce the traffic accidents in the country when the FRSC/ministry of transport have zero data on road traffic accident. when roads are constructed in Nigeria, there is no agency to conduct road safety audit or monitor the contractors building the roads. The universities are not properly funded to conduct research on traffic management, everything is just upside down in Nigeria due to corruption.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Sam Milla(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Loss of concentration and inability to anticipate contributes more. Impatience is another. I said anticipation because i have been in more than 100 occassions where i anticipated or imagined that a vehicle in front of me would do a certain thing and it did. So i usually brace myself for that mistakes. Impatience contributes even more. Everybody is in a haste especially in lagos. What goes on in every nigerian drivers mind is for the traffic light to remain green forever.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by tkb417(m): 5:05pm On Feb 22, 2012|
~Bluetooth:I would have been dead since 2001
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Shola (f)(f): 5:06pm On Feb 22, 2012|
The driver of the vehicle
Condition of the car: Is the vehicle road worthy?
Capacity load for the vehicle.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by saxywale(m): 5:08pm On Feb 22, 2012|
fail is an understatement, we can't expect much from osita though, he got the job by appointment not merit. do you know we don't even have an alcoholic limit in Nigeria.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by indoorlove(m): 5:25pm On Feb 22, 2012|
The op topic said it all 'over'! Anything that is 'over' done is always a problem
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by ow11(m): 5:27pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Major causes of car accidents in Descending order
2. Driving under the Influence(DUI)
3. Bad roads + Over speeding
4. Poor road lighting at night
5. uncertified drivers
6. Government security agents driving badly
7. Loss of concentration ( Incl. Mobile phone usage and talking)
8. Mechanical failure of the car (Incl. tyre wear and other non-human faults)
The Government can really help with enforcing DUI laws, fixing street lights and ensuring only certified drivers ply the road. However, the love for driving at insane speeds + mobile phone usage will continue to cause deaths as many people do not believe over speeding is very dangerous.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Ikenna351(m): 6:09pm On Feb 22, 2012|
You must be joking. Am sorry to say this, but you appear to be here to advertize your device. Sorry for your brother's loss. But its very ridiculous to shift the blame of causes of accident on our hiways to the so called overspeeding. What speed is even overspeeding to you? 120 km/h? Hmm! Let me tell you something, aside carelessness on drivers part, use of phone while driving, inexperience with hiway driving, etc, one of the major cause of accidents on our hiways is FATIGUE. The longer you stay on steering on highway, the more tired you become, the more chances of sleeping off on steering. If you have 14 hrs driving on motorway to cover at 120 km/h, and you decide to speed 80 or less km/h. Believe you me, you are putting yourself in danger. You longer you stay on highway driving, the more tired you become and could lose concentration when fatigue sets in. It has happened to me before.
If you are not well experienced in motorway driving, do not venture. Inexperience is the major cause of accidents on our roads, irrespective of bad roads. Do you think its every driver that knows how steer away from potholes while on speed? Do you think its everyone can handle eventualities on highways? One thing about hiway is" be alert, prepared and couragious to deal with or handle any situation". You can be doing 80 km/h and would still have accident if you are inexperience in driving. People these days just buy auto transmission vehicles and jump into hiways, without properlly learning how to drive or what it takes to drive on highway. The auto trans dont give room for proper learning of driving. It also makes people so comfortable on hiway that they could sleep off.
My brother, there are a lot of things that causes accidents on our hiways, mostly cause by the drivers themselves. Some cars are not suitable for Nigerian hiways, yet people drive them on our hiways and expect miracles to save them. Even the conditions of the vehicles too count. So, yes, inexperienced people would speed the speed they cant control or handle incase of any eventualities on our terrible hiways, but who would you blame? The vehicle or govt? When the driver knows how bad the road is & how inexperienced he is in controlling the speed he is doing?
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by EagleNest(m): 6:14pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Yes! Overspeeding/Impatience is the MAJOR cause of FATAL road accidents in Nigeria.
Average Nigerian driver doesnt have 'driving sense' and are very reckless on the road
Bad roads and poorly/ricketty vehicles are also problem. Most articulate vehicles/trucks on Nigeria roads are poorly maintained and often fail brakes
Fake spare parts, Armed Robbers, Bank&Govt Excorts, there are many factors!!!
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by AGBOR-MAN(m): 6:18pm On Feb 22, 2012|
1. Over speeding (91%).
2. Driving without Qualification (6%).
3. Bad road (2%).
4. Other factors (1%).
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by kehinde17: 6:22pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Nigerian is living in perpetual bondage!
No good road
Gooooooooooooooooooood save oooooooooooooooooo!
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Businesstools(m): 6:35pm On Feb 22, 2012|
The causes of accidents on Nigerian roads are drunkenness,receiving of calls on the high way,bad roads,lack of respect for human lives,lack of respect for other road users,sleeping-off on the steering,lack of concentration,metaphysical manipulations, the list goes on.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by eejo(m): 6:43pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Nigerians are to be blame they drive like animals and when it happens up goes a shout Devil i have worked in emergency unit of a goverment hospital for three years many had gone mostly 98 percent Driver error
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by werepeLeri: 6:53pm On Feb 22, 2012|
How can any well meaning human being advocate that over speeding is not a cause of road accident?
As per bad roads - people claim that the roads in Abuja being too good are the reasons accidents happen in the FCT on a daily basis.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Kay-Dee: 7:02pm On Feb 22, 2012|
As some people have already mentioned :
Bad Drivers -
Poorly maintained vehicles / Bad and worn out tyres.
Drunk Driving DUI
Poor lightning @ night
Loss of concentration while driving - calling, pinging, or texting behind the wheels (this is suicidal)
But over speeding crowns them all up because when you're driving on excessively high speed, it becomes harder for you to control your car in the potential event of an accident.
I have seen the tyre of a danfo bus in motion fly from the island bound lane of 3rd mnlnd bridge onto the mainland bound one, imagine your car moving at high speed and colliding head-on with the flying tyre.
I have driven under the influence a couple of times, bad though but that only makes me drive with greater caution than normal.
Imagine someone moving @ 120-140km/h and trying to type on the phone, the minute you take your eye off the road is the minute you end up in the ditch.
Imagine driving very fast on a road you're not familiar with and suddenly seeing a deep pothole, by reflex, most drivers will swerve and a fast moving car hitting another fast one is equal to disaster.
A lot of accidents can be prevented by driving at moderate speed.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by cold(m): 7:39pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Besides the death traps our roads have become another problem we have is the 'it is not my portion' mentality that has afflicted most of us.You tell people to be careful may have gone & you'll hear something 'twa,it is not my portion' 'I reject it in. . . bla bla bla.Just do the damn right thing & stop breaking speed limits
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by MEGA-WATCH: 7:46pm On Feb 22, 2012|
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|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by cdoffx(m): 7:47pm On Feb 22, 2012|
my question is what speed do we call overspeedin on a standard interstate expressway.
in my opinion its bad road coupled with drivers not concentratin.
i drive at high speed however once i'm on the highway i don't talk 2 the person sitting with me unnecessarily because i know i'm a street racer. the number one thing to tackle is bad roads. most of our expressways are not better than driveways in the home
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Sky-walker(m): 8:04pm On Feb 22, 2012|
In a country where they is no speed limit. what do you expect?
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by werepeLeri: 8:12pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Sometimes we just talk without reasoning. Who told you there is no speed limit? The roads are adorned with speed signs and road signs - yet you say there is no speed limit.
I just finished a project where I have to take positions of all road signs all over the roads in Nigeria - the speed limit signs are all over the place, but the thing is, noone obeys them.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by werepeLeri: 8:13pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Street racer ko, street racer ni. That you are lucky till now doesnt mean you will forever be. Obey speed limits - there is a reason they put the limits.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Sky-walker(m): 8:22pm On Feb 22, 2012|
Where are the speed limits located? From the project you said you just completed, are the signs clearly visible for people to see? You talking of a country that has billboards and advertisements all over the road. How do you expect the driver to know where the speed signs are. Are there speed signs in every street and roads in Nigeria. I am not talking of express roads.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by werepeLeri: 8:28pm On Feb 22, 2012|
No - they are not visible for people to see, they are visible to animals to see.
|Re: Over Speeding Is The Major Cause Of Accidents In Nigeria? by Sky-walker(m): 8:38pm On Feb 22, 2012|
werepeLeri:u have just answered my question.
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