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77 die in road traffic accidents in Osun

18 May 2015, 16:55

Osogbo - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun on Monday said it recorded 77 deaths from road traffic crashes in the state between the months of January and April.

Muhammad Husaini, the Sector Commander, disclosed this during an interview in Osogbo.

According to Husaini, a total of 94 crashes involving 750 persons occurred in the state within the period under review.

The sector commander attributed the accidents to speeding, poor condition of roads and failure by motorists to comply with road traffic rules and regulations.

"Most accidents on the road are caused by human errors, recklessness and impatience," he added.

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He said that the commission would not relent in apprehending traffic rules violators and advised motorists, especially commercial drivers, to always obey traffic rules to avert accidents.

“Drivers, especially commercial drivers, should maintain sound vehicle engines, good tyres, good wipers and other mechanization needed to keep their vehicles sound and accident-free at all times,” Hussaini said.

He explained that the introduction of speed limit device by the FRSC for commercial vehicles was to minimise traffic accidents in the country.

The sector commander appreciated the support of Osun Government towards reducing road accidents in the state through the construction and rehabilitation of roads.

Hussaini warned that road marshals in the state would apprehend and prosecute any traffic rules violator irrespective of status.



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