The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun on Tuesday, said 46 persons died in 132 road accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway between January and September.
Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of TRACE, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi explained that the accidents involved 111 motor vehicles and 21 motorcycles, saying that it claimed the lives of 33 males and 13 females.
The TRACE spokesman added that 196 people were injured during the period under review which comprised 125 males and 71 females.
He stated that 46.13 per cent of the accidents was caused by excessive speed, 22.58 per cent by dangerous driving, 10.68 per cent by bad tyres, 6.04 per cent by driving against traffic and 14.57 per cent by other causes.
He noted that the TRACE had continued to sensitise motorists to always abide by traffic rules and regulations.
Akinbiyi added that the command would continue to engage transport union leaders on the need to drive safely and avoid excessive speeding.