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2,292 died in road accidents in 6 months – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said 2,292 people died in 5,066 road accidents that occurred between January and June nationwide. The corps public…

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said 2,292 people died in 5,066 road accidents that occurred between January and June nationwide.

The corps public education officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, gave the figures in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Kazeem said that out of the 33,424 people involved in the accidents, 16,333 sustained various degrees of injury.

He said the number of accidents (5,066) was, however, lower than the 5,320 recorded in 2021.

“The number of those who got injured between January and June nationwide represented a decrease of about 10 per cent when compared with 17,903 recorded in the same period in 2021,” he added.

Kazeem also said the FRSC arrested a total of 312,279 people from January to June for committing 344,182 traffic offences.

He blamed road accidents mostly on speed, night driving and impatience, urging drivers to observe enough rest before embarking on any journey.

He also advised motorists to minimise night journeys, adding that most crashes that result in deaths occurred at night. (NAN)