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FRSC records 16 deaths, 226 road crashes in Akwa Ibom

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Akwa Ibom State said it has recorded a total of 226 road crashes and 16 deaths in 2020.…

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Akwa Ibom State said it has recorded a total of 226 road crashes and 16 deaths in 2020.

FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Oga Ochi, stated this yesterday in Uyo during the flag-off of 2020 African Road Safety Day/World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims.

He attributed the deaths to human factor and urged road users to be disciplined while driving.

“In 2020, we have a record of 72 road traffic crashes across the state. And of this 72, we have 93 persons injured and we had 16 persons dead. A total of 226 persons were involved in the crashes across the state,” he said.

Ochi said the command would not relent in the enforcement of road safety measures and campaigns to ensure zero road crash as the festive period approaches.

“I do implore all of us as road users to imbibe discipline and work in concert with the FRSC to fulfill its mandate of keeping death off our road by being cautious when using the road,” he added.