Nigeria Records 1,076 Deaths From Road Accidents In Three Months – FRSC


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says in the third quarter of 2020, it recorded 2,656 road crashes and 1,076 deaths across the country.

The Public Education Officer of the Corps, Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Mr. Kazeem said that the road accidents and deaths happened between July and September 2020, adding that FRSC had not yielded in its endeavors at decreasing deaths on the thruways.

He credited the vast majority of the road crashes and deaths that happened along with different courses in the nation inside the period to over speeding.

“We recorded 2, 656 road car accidents. The number of vehicles included was 4, 494. Out of this number, 1,076 people were slaughtered, 6,539 individuals were harmed.

“An aggregate of 6,868 individuals were saved alive without wounds. The complete number of individuals Involved is 14, 483.

“Speed represented (a) significant reason for road crashes during the period, trailed by illegitimate overwhelming, rebellion to traffic manages and exhausted, phony and lapsed tires.

“Crashes and mishaps are preventable on the off chance that we make the best choice,” he said.

Mr. Kazeem encouraged the motoring public to help out the Corps, saying that it would go far in forestalling perpetual crashes on the roads.

He additionally engaged drivers to cease purchasing utilized or counterfeit tires and choose great ones to spare lives and properties.

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He said that the corps embraced backing, schooling, and edification ways to deal with sharpen the motoring public.

“This is to guarantee that all classifications of road clients from the educated to the uneducated are sharpened.

“We have likewise escalated mass sharpening efforts through the foundation of a Radio Station called National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM for all-round refinement of mass classes of road clients.

“This is additionally with the point of advancing a superior road culture, and, everything looks OK, this is delivering the ideal outcomes,” he said.

Mr. Kazeem urged drivers to obey traffic rules, guidelines and help out cops, as it was to their greatest advantage and that of other road clients.

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