Plateau: 29 Killed, 188 Injured In 106 Crashes In Six Months – FRSC | Independent Newspapers Limited
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Plateau: 29 Killed, 188 Injured In 106 Crashes In Six Months – FRSC

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Plateau on Tuesday said 29 deaths involving 106 road crashes were recorded across the state between January and June, 2015.

The Public Education Officer of the command, Mr. Andrew Bala, also told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that no fewer than 188 persons were severely injured during the same period.

Bala attributed the carnages to reckless driving, over speeding, overloading and wrongful overtaking by commercial driver

He, however, said that there was over 50 per cent reduction in the rate of accidents in the state compared to the same period in 2014.

“Within the last six months, speed violation accounted for about 65 per cent of the causative factors of road accidents in Plateau.

“Between January and June 2015, a total of 29 persons were killed in 106 road traffic accidents, leaving over 188 persons with severe injuries.

“Compare to 2014, there is drastic reduction in the rate of crashes this year.

“Within the same period in 2014, we recorded 39 deaths, with 384 persons injured in 125 crashes which amounted to more than 50 per cent reduction,’’ he said.

The image maker attributed the gross reduction to the resilient of the officers and men of the corps, as they were on toes and ensured carried out massive sensitization on the drivers.

Bala called on motorists to desist from overloading, over speeding and making phone calls while driving.

He also urged them to abstain from drinking while driving, wrongful overtaking and any other negative act that could cause accident.