By Polycarp Auta
Jos – Eight persons were killed and 148 others injured in 49 road crashes in Plateau between January and March, according to the state’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), command.
Mr Andrew Bala, the Corps’ Public Education Officer in the state, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that most of the crashes were caused by over speeding and dangerous overtaking.
Other causes, he said, included brake failures and worn-out tyres.
“In January, we recorded 13 road traffic crashes with zero deaths and 32 persons severely injured.
“In February, 16 road crashes occurred, three persons died and 32 persons injured. In March, 20 crashes occurred, five persons lost their lives and 84 were injured.
“So, in the period under review, we recorded eight deaths, 148 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in 49 road crashes in the state,” he said.
Bala also said that the command apprehended 3,522 motorists for violating traffic rules and regulations, adding that necessary sanctions were meted on them based on the offences.
He called on motorists, particularly commercials drivers, to obey traffic rules and regulations and to cooperate with FRSC towards making the highways safer for all.