An entire of 128 people died, whereas 2,254 others have been injured in 673 avenue crashes all through the nation in September, in step with the Federal Freeway Safety Corps (FRSC).
FRSC disclosed this in its month-to-month Freeway Guests Crash (RTC) report signed by the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, and made obtainable.
The September figures indicated a typical low cost in all parameters with 31 per cent and 17 per cent low cost in crashes and fatality cases respectively as as compared with these of August.
The report talked about the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had the easiest number of crashes and fatality cases in September with recorded 81 crashes and 22 fatalities.
“Kaduna, Niger, Ogun, Yobe and Oyo adopted in order of magnitude,’’ the report acknowledged.
Analysis based mostly totally on crash-prone routes revealed that Kaduna-Abuja avenue recorded the easiest number of crashes throughout the month beneath consider.
“Lagos-Ibadan avenue adopted with 48 cases and Abuja-Lokoja avenue recorded 37 cases,’’ the report talked about.
It moreover revealed that tempo violation accounted for 359 cases or 51 per cent of the entire avenue accidents throughout the month beneath consider.
“Out of the entire of 1,099 cars involved in avenue crashes in September, autos accounted for 366 representing 33 per cent.
“Mini buses adopted with 224 representing 20 per cent whereas bike with 209 represented 11 per cent,’’ it acknowledged.
It talked about further that the number of crashes in September as compared with that of the corresponding month in 2017 confirmed two per cent low cost in fatality.
The report moreover confirmed a 11 per cent enhance in crashes and a 15 per cent enhance throughout the number of people injured.
It, nonetheless, well-known that avenue crash accidents may be prevented by way of a holistic involvement and synergy from quite a lot of sectors equal to move and police, amongst others.
The report urged the federal authorities to take steps to ensure that the Nationwide Assembly supplied an environment friendly legal guidelines capable of guaranteeing safety on roads.
“That’s as our present guests authorized tips do not mirror fashionable safety desires of most people,’’ the report talked about.