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27 died in 81 road accidents in Kogi in July

15 August 2012, 10:15

Kogi - The Kogi Sector Command of Federal Road safety Commission said on Tuesday that 27 persons died in 81 road accidents in the state in July.

The head of operations of the command, Mr Isaac Martins, told newsmen in Lokoja that 327 people sustained injuries in the accidents which involved 354 persons.

He said that 1, 419 drivers and cyclists were arrested during the period.

He said 869 of those arrested were cautioned and given enlightenment before being  released, while 550 offenders were made to pay fines commensurate with their offences.     

Martins  said that over-speeding, dangerous driving and break failures were the major reasons for the high rate of accidents during the month.

 He warned motorists to desist from reckless driving to reduce carnage on the roads.

He said that the commission had made arrangements to increase surveillance on the Okene-Lokoja-Abujahighway during the EMBER months.

Martins said the commission also planned to sensitise and educate drivers on the need to adhere to traffic rules and regulations.



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