146 People Died in Oyo Traffic Accidents In 6 Months – FRSC

The sector commander warned motorists against careless driving and mentioned that the command has increased its public education and enforcement efforts in auto parks, Churches, and Mosques.
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According to the Oyo State-based Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), 146 people died in various road traffic accidents in the state between January and June.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) received this information from Mr Joshua Adekanye, state sector commander of the corps, on Friday in Ibadan.

Adekanye also reported that 246 traffic crashes that were recorded to have happened over the same period resulted in 618 people suffering injuries of varying severity.

According to the breakdown he provided, 15 people died in January, 15 in February, 23 in March, 24 in April, 45 in May, and 24 in June.

He stated that the results of the survey showed that among other things, several crashes were caused by speeding, driving while intoxicated or high on drugs, and mechanical problems.

The sector commander warned motorists against careless driving and mentioned that the command has increased its public education and enforcement efforts in auto parks, Churches, and Mosques.

“To reduce road traffic crashes, the corps, aside enforcement, has strengthened its public enlightenment in the parks, Mosques and Churches.

“We also seize every available opportunity to talk to the general public on the factors that can lead to road crashes and how to avoid same.

“We also make use of radio, print and social media to pass the message across to the general public. We also partner with traditional leaders to talk to people in their domain on how to avoid factors that can lead to road traffic crashes.

“In addition to that, we have also redoubled our enforcement and mobile court for arraignment and prosecution of traffic offenders without delay, ” he said.

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