155 people have died in the last 10 days in road accidents across the country. 

This is according to latest statistics from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), which revealed that it is a sharp rise from 107 road fatalities over the same period last year.

NTSA noted that the spike in road carnage was dispute reduced movement due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The traffic data was as at December 13 and revealed that that road fatalities have gone up drastically compared to the same period last year.

Statistics from NTSA and police also showed that deaths on the country’s roads from January to December stand at 3,663 compared to 3,508 for the same period last year.

However, during the same period, there were fewer deaths of passengers compared to 2019, with NTSA indicating there were 512 passenger deaths compared to 668 last year.

In the same period, 1,287 pedestrians lost their lives compared to 1,305 last year even as 323 drivers lost their lives on the road compared to 319 who died last year.

In terms of injuries, NTSA reported that 1,393 pedestrians were seriously injured in the last 11 months compared to 1,193 in 2019, representing a significant increase.

291 pedestrians sustained minor injuries this year compared to 267 last year and 761 drivers sustained serious wounds compared to 416 in 2019 and 539 slightly injured compared to 437 in 2019.

Fatalities among motorcyclists spiked this year with 1,046 deaths compared to 677 last year and 2,026 were seriously wounded compared to 1,246 in 2019, while 513 were slightly wounded an increase from 318 last year.

There was also a rise in deaths of pillion passengers at 404 compared to 307 deaths in 2019, while 1,227 were seriously wounded up from 778 and 532 slightly injured up from 365 in 2019.