The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Henry Benamaisia, has stated that 149 persons died in various accidents that occurred in the state in 2021.
The sector Commander who disclosed on Tuesday in Benin during a chat with Daily Trust said the 149 died in 235 accidents that happened across the state.
He said, “A total of 1,434 passengers were involved in the 235 crashes in the state, however, 149 died while 521 were injured in the accidents”.
Benamaisia said there was a decrease in the number of persons killed with a decrease of 13.9 per cent in 2021 as against 2020 in which 176 died.
He said 432 vehicles were involved in the accidents that happened across the state.
Benamaisia attributed the accident to overspeeding, route violation, dangerous driving, drunk driving, failure to obey road signs among other traffic violations.
He advised motorists and other road users to obey traffic rules to stay alive, assuring that the corps will not tolerate indiscipline on road and that their target is to reduce accidents to the barest minimum this year.