Zamfara - Sixty-four persons died in 102 road traffic accidents involving 121 vehicles in Zamfara during the ``ember’’ months, last year, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abubakar, said.
Abubakar made the fact known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday, pointing out that the situation was in spite of the intensive safe driving public awareness campaign by FRSC.
He said 302 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the accidents and attributed the high death toll to reckless driving by commercial vehicle drivers.
Abubakar decried the reckless attitude of some drivers and recalled how a driver of Gulf car loaded 10 passengers and killed all of them in an accident with bus carrying 18 passengers, who also died on the spot.
Abubakar urged motorists in the state to strictly observe traffic regulations in order to reduce the number of accidents. He said that the FRSC had embarked on aggressive awareness campaigns for a change of attitude by commercial vehicle drivers to instil traffic discipline in them.
He urged motorists to cooperate with officials of FRSC in their current efforts to ensure safe traffic and security of lives and property on the highways.