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Road Traffic Accidents in Kaduna State drop by 7 per cent – FRSC


Kaduna – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command said that the command recorded 463 road traffic accidents in the state in 2015.
Mr Francis Udoma, FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday that this was as against 610 recorded in 2014, indicating 7 per cent drop in crashes.
He also said that of the 3,226 people involved in the accidents last year, 329 died, as against 513 deaths recorded in 2014, representing a decrease of 16.9 per cent.
“The number of vehicles involved in road traffic crashes reduced by 7 per cent, from 610 vehicles in 2014, to 570 in 2015.
“There was also 15.4 per cent drop in the number of people involved in accidents, from 3,724 in 2014, to 3,226 last year.
“The number of injured has also decreased by 5.8 per cent, from 2,021 people in 2014, to 1,911 in 2015.
“The number of casualties taken to the hospitals was 2,534 in 2014 and 2,350 in 2015, a decrease of 7.8 per cent, “ he said.
He said that there was an increase of 6.7 per cent in the number of motorcycles involved in accidents, from 90 in 2014, to 105 in 2015.
The commander added that a total of 682 motorists were also arraigned before the FRSC Mobile Courts from May to December 2015, out of which 632 were convicted of various offences and 50 discharged.
He said that the command would embark on massive enlightenment campaign against speed violations and reckless driving in 2016.
“All these accidents were due to the violation of the rule on speed limit. Without such violation, we would not have recorded this number of accidents.
“That is why we planned to carry out enlightenment campaign in the radio, television, motorparks, churches and mosques, to educate motorist on the dangers of reckless driving.
He urged motorists to fix speed limiting device in their vehicles to address the high rate of accidents on Nigerian roads. (NAN)

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