No fewer than 6,205 persons died in road accidents in 2021.
The National Bureau of Statistics data have shown
The NBS in its Road Transport Data reports showed that on a quarterly basis, road accidents killed a total of 1,668 people in Q1 2021; 1,453 persons in Q2; 1,432 persons in Q3; and 1,652 people in Q4.
The report also revealed that a total of 13,027 road crashes occurred during the year.
In its half-year report, the bureau said that 3,301 road accident cases were recorded in Q1, representing a 0.36 per cent decline from the 3,313 cases recorded in the previous quarter, while 3,185 cases were documented in Q2, showing a 3.51 per cent decrease quarter-on-quarter.
The NBS added that the observed decline showed improvement in road safety during the first six months of 2021.