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Road Crashes Claim 77 Lives In Osun

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun State, on Monday May 18, 2015, said it recorded 77 deaths from road traffic accidents in the state between January and April.

The Sector Commander, Muhammad Husaini, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.

According to Husaini, a total of 94 crashes involving 750 persons occurred in the state within the period under review.

He attributed the accidents to speeding, poor condition of roads and failure by motorists to comply with road traffic rules and regulations.

“Most accidents on the road are caused by human errors, recklessness and impatience,” he added.

He said that the commission would not relent in apprehending traffic rules violators and advised motorists, especially commercial drivers, to always obey traffic rules to avert accidents.

“Drivers, especially commercial drivers, should maintain sound vehicle engines, good tyres, good wipers and other mechanisation needed to keep their vehicles sound and accident-free at all times,” Hussaini said.

He explained that the introduction of speed limit device by the FRSC for commercial vehicles was to minimise traffic accidents in the country.

Husaini appreciated the support of Osun State government towards reducing road accidents in the state through the construction and rehabilitation of roads.

Husaini warned that road marshals in the state would arrest and prosecute any traffic rules violator irrespective of status.