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28 people die in Osun road accidents

18 September 2014, 19:32

Osogbo - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday said 28 people were killed in road traffic crashes in the state in August.

Muhammad Husaini, the Sector Commander, FRSC in Osun, made this known in Osogbo.

Husaini said that 241 people were involved in the 29 road traffic crashes that occurred in the state within the month under review.

He attributed the crashes to over speeding, poor condition of roads and sometimes failure by motorists to comply with road traffic rules and regulations.

"Some of the accidents recorded could have been avoided if the drivers were not speeding or driving within the speed limit.

"Most of the roads are not in good condition and if drivers were not over speeding, they would have had the advantage of maneuvering the ditches and potholes on the road and avoiding accidents.’’

He, however, commended the state government for addressing the situation through road reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Husaini called on motorists to observe road safety rules, adding that the commission was determined to ensure the safety of lives on the roads.

The sector commander also called on commuters to plan their trips ahead, understand the routes they planned to ply, and use alternative routes to avoid traffic jams during the ‘ember’ months.

According to him, the commission has put safety measures in place to protect the lives of road users at all times and that the commission will not relent in its efforts at achieving zero accidents on the roads.



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