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Edo road accidents: 42 died in four months – FRSC

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The Edo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said no fewer than 42 people died in road accidents between January and April 2024.

DAILY POST reports that the State FRSC Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Benin City.

Okpe said in the period under review, 57 accidents were recorded across the state, with 22 persons killed in January, four in February, 11 in July and five in April.

He added that 537 passengers were involved in the accidents, with 42 dead and 206 injured, while others escaped unhurt.

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Okpe attributed the crashes to overspeeding, brake failure, route violations, dangerous driving, and the use of phones while driving, among other causes.

He, however, called on motorists to drive with care and imbibe a safety culture on the road to stay alive.

Meanwhile, Okpe has solicited the support of stakeholders in the transport sector to join the agency in its mandate to reduce road traffic crashes and fatalities in the state.

The FRSC Sector Commander, who made the call during a meeting with transporters in Benin City, opined that the meeting was aimed at sensitising stakeholders in the transport industry on the need to support the Corps in reducing road traffic crashes

“We are here to educate and sensitise drivers, owners of trailers and trucks, and passengers on the need to imbibe a safety culture while using the road.

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“This is also part of the Corps Marshal’s effort to mitigate road traffic crashes and fatalities involving trailers conveying goods, animals and people,” he said.

He asserted that the sensitisation would be carried out across the state to ensure that all road users in Edo imbibe a safety culture while on the road.





Source link: Daily Post

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