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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by kevotek1000(m): 6:37am On Nov 22
Uyi168:
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Remember say na 'EMBER, EMBER months we dey so..
Accidents nor just dey happen, na me and u dey cause am..
Make we dey drive with care..

This message na from independent radio and television.. cheesy

Edo man... ITV in this regards don try wella.

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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by greatbuc(m): 6:38am On Nov 22
FRSC amaka
Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by derbykol(f): 6:50am On Nov 22
sonnie10:

Don’t you think the inexperienced ones need to collide with someone? It could be anybody.

So most times the experienced drivers are not at fault.
Just yesterday,an experienced commercial bus driver hit a tricycle from the back.He injured almost all the occupants of the Keke,though his experience helped him not to run over the tricycle.Overspeeding is another cause of accident.Wrong and poor overtaking is another factor.In driving,both experienced and inexperienced do have accidents.
Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by Teymanhenry(m): 7:37am On Nov 22
well more accidents have to happen in the Ember periods which coincides with more travels. these travelers are mostly people who last drove past the roads by say January and now driving by December, they'd clearly not be aware of new portholes , bumps and/or blocks in those roads. hence resulting in more accidents

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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by vickydevoka(m): 7:45am On Nov 22
People traveling , I don't travel on ember months
Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by Coldie(m): 7:50am On Nov 22
Igbankpa:
There is a believe that blood sucking demons are unleashed in ember months to cause accident on our road but na lie. the thing there be say more people travel during this period hence the increase in road accident. Wahala for poor man weh no fit afford plane because na only road ember month DEH affect.
That's not the reason people tend to travel more during ember month.

If before ember month out of 10travels u get 1accident. In Ber month when travelling multiplies by 5 that means out of 50 u get 5 accidents
Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by gabrielokeke555(m): 8:28am On Nov 22
The reason is not spiritual as many people think.
Here are the reasons for high incidence of Road accidents during this period:

1. More people are traveling that period due to the festivity, so the road is more congested and couple with the terrible condition of Nigeria roads.

2. The transport company commuters (GUO, PMT, GIG, YSG e.t.c) are in a hurry as that period is the season for them to make money. The more to and fro they go, the more money in the bag for them.

3. Many people are travelling with loads and luggages, so there is high rate of overloading vehicles during this period which is not good safety-wise

4. We are having people who have their Drivers license before even attending Proper Driving School. This ones are fortunate to have a vehicle in November and are basically street drivers or office to house drivers. They are already planning on plying the highways and expressways to go for Christmas in December.


I think these are some reasons

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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by incometeacher: 8:29am On Nov 22
Let them fix all roads for travellers and see if there will be more deaths. This is just a superstitious belief.

People tend to travel more during EMBER months that’s why we record high accident and deaths in Ember months.

It’s all about our roads in Nigeria.


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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by sonnie10: 8:57am On Nov 22
derbykol:
Just yesterday,an experienced commercial bus driver hit a tricycle from the back.He injured almost all the occupants of the Keke,though his experience helped him not to run over the tricycle.Overspeeding is another cause of accident.Wrong and poor overtaking is another factor.In driving,both experienced and inexperienced do have accidents.
True both experienced and inexperienced drivers do have accidents but the rate is not the same.

In the US for example, auto insurance premium is pro rated based on experience. What does that indicate? Experienced drivers pay less on insurance because they are considered to be safer drivers. Except if they have record of accident.

Now, remember that most of the new drivers you see on the interstate road during this period have never done long distance drive. In town driving which they are used to is quite different from expressway driving and they do not know this.
Due to the speed of other vehicles, there are decisions that have to be made in splits of a second and well calculated. Most times the inexperienced one hardly get it right and that is the problem. For example, you don’t go slamming on your brakes in front of a fasting trailing heavy vehicle. It takes them longer to slow down unlike a passenger car.

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Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by derbykol(f): 9:05am On Nov 22
sonnie10:

True both experienced and inexperienced drivers do have accidents but the rate is not the same.

In the US for example, auto insurance premium is pro rated based on experience. What does that indicate? Experienced drivers pay less on insurance because they are considered to be safer drivers. Except if they have record of accident.

Now, remember that most of the new drivers you see on the interstate road during this period have never done long distance drive. In town driving which they are used to is quite different from expressway driving and they do not know this.
Due to the speed of other vehicles, there are decisions that have to be made in splits of a second and well calculated. Most times the inexperienced one hardly get it right and that is the problem. For example, you don’t go slamming on your brakes in front of a fasting trailing heavy vehicle. It takes them longer to slow down unlike a passenger car.

Good one!I rest my case.
Re: EMBER Months - Myth Or Reality? by Respectedguy: 7:55pm On Nov 23
HitlerGaddafi:

It's simply because most travellers aren't used to long distances. You're not an expert in calculating well before overtaking a vehicle on express, yet you are forming James Bond , tell me why an accident won't occur .

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