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FRSC records 59 deaths from Lagos, Ogun road crashes in January

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:02 pm

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone RS2 Command, comprising Ogun and Lagos States, says it has recorded 59 deaths from road traffic accidents in the states.

The Zonal Commanding Officer, Mr Samuel Obayemi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Lagos.

Obayemi said that the deaths were from 124 road traffic crashes that occurred during the period.

He said: “We recorded 124 road traffic crashes in the month of January. Of all these cases, 328 people were injured while 59 died.

“Drivers should adhere strictly to safe speed limit and other road traffic rules and regulations.

“Drivers should know that in the zone, constructions are ongoing. They should be patient.

“Warning signs have been displayed in all of those construction sites, road users should obey those signs.

“We encourage drivers to obey traffic laws and regulations, cooperate with traffic officers; it is in their own interest and that of other users.

“People should not drive against traffic and should ensure that their vehicles are road worthy so that such vehicles do not break down unnecessarily and cause gridlock or constitute risk to others on the road.’’

Obayemi, an Assistant Corps Marshal, said that the FRSC had not relented in its efforts at reducing carnages on the highways.