JCI to commence campaign against human error road accidents in Ibadan

THE Junior Chambers International (JCI), Ibadan chapter, a global group with the aim of providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change, is set to commence a campaign – the Safe Highway Projects to enlighten drivers, especially truck drivers in Oyo state about basic rules of driving.

JCI’s campaign is launched against the background of a research that revealed that human error accounts for up to 99 per cent of accidents and mechanical and environmental factors are subservient to it.

The research also put percentage of deaths resulting in road accidents in Ibadan at 46.73 per cent, a figure that JCI found alarming.

According to the JCI President, Wale Bakare, lack of knowledge of road signs and regulations, illiteracy, health problems like poor eye sight, excessive speeding, alcoholism, drug abuse, arrogance and over confidence are some human factors that cause road traffic accidents.