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Nigeria records 1,076 deaths from road accidents in three months – FRSC

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

The Corps’ Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Kazeem said that the road crashes and deaths occurred between July and September 2020, adding that FRSC had not relented in its efforts at reducing carnages on the highways.

He attributed most of the road crashes and deaths that occurred along various routes in the country within the period to over speeding.

“We recorded 2, 656 road traffic crashes. The number of vehicles involved were 4, 494. Out of this number, 1,076 persons were killed, 6,539 people were injured.

“A total of 6,868 people were rescued alive without injuries. The total number of people Involved is 14, 483.

“Speed accounted for (a) major cause of road crashes during the period, followed by wrongful overtaking, disobedience to traffic rules and worn out, fake and expired tyres.

“Crashes and accidents are preventable if we do the right thing,” he said.

Mr Kazeem urged the motoring public to cooperate with the Corps, saying that it would go a long way in preventing incessant crashes on the roads. (Premium Times)

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