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“Road Crashes in 2015 Dropped by 9.3%”  – FRSC

The Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Tuesday, January 19, said that the number of road traffic accidents recorded in 2015 dropped by 398 representing 9.3 percent.

The FRSC Boss said the number of fatalities recorded was reduced by 3,068 representing 1.4 percent.

Oyeyemi, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, said 439 crashes were recorded with 3,113 fatalities. He said the number of people rescued by personnel of the corps was 1,207 and a total of 25,961 persons were apprehended for 28,631 offences throughout the period of operations.

He said of the offenses, speed related violations accounted for about 54% while dangerous driving was about 17%.

Oyeyemi said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the 1st April 2016 deadline for speed limiters installation hence there is no going back on the issue.

He said the corps has identified three main goals to be pursued this year which is to improve fleet operations and sustainable stakeholders’ consultation.

 

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