Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has said that 327 people died from road accidents during the yuletide season.
Speaking on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja, he said this was recorded during the 2021 Operation Zero Tolerance Special Patrol operation between 15 December 2021 to 15 January this year.
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He said 600 road traffic crashes were recorded involving 4,649 people while 1,916 people were injured and 2,406 people were rescued unhurt.
According to him, a total of 20,845 offenders were apprehended and were booked for violating 24,214 different traffic infractions while 11,060 vehicles were impounded and 9,787 confiscations recorded.
He said a total of seven fatal crashes claiming 82 people were recorded along seven critical routes across the country with Ilesha-Akure road and Kano-Zaria road recording the highest number of death of 20 and 19 respectively.
Oyeyemi said that a comparative analysis of road traffic crashes recorded in the years 2021 and 2020 revealed a 9% reduction in road traffic crashes, 3% reduction in the number of people involved, 26% reduction in the number of people killed and 9% reduction in the number of people injured.
However, he also noted that a comparative analysis of enforcement within the special patrol in 2021 and 2020 indicates a 26% increase in road traffic violators, a 32% increase in traffic offences, 18% increase in the number of vehicles impounded and a 35% increase in the number of confiscations.
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