Injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by road users, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said.
According to him, road accidents are largely due to speeding and the recklessness of drivers, as no driver speeds on a bad road.
Fashola disclosed this in Abuja at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Wednesday, the minister noted that the workshop underscored the importance and commitment of the government on the safety of the lives of Nigerians. He, however, stated that injuries and avoidable accidents that occurred daily on highways were regrettable.