Abuja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) reported a reduction in
road fatalities during the festive season compared to the same period last
So far, the FRSC has recorded
107 deaths and 1 398 injured persons in 214 road crashes with 668 victims
rescued alive without injuries while 2012 records indicate 156 deaths and 1 882
injured persons in 236 road crashes with 1 056 persons rescued alive without
Speaking at Obosi near Onitsha during the nationwide
exercise, the FRSC corps marshal and chief executive, Osita Chidoka, disclosed
that the Corps’ renewed efforts has so far, yielded positive results
He added that the Corps’ renewed approach to road safety
management during the yuletide was in line with a Presidential directive for
the FRSC as lead agency on road safety management, to ensure that commuters do
not suffer unduly during this year’s festive season.
He also commended other relevant agencies such as the
Police, Air Force, Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps for
complementing the FRSC efforts during the nationwide exercise.
FRSC has implemented the “Operation Zero Tolerance” which
was flagged off on December 9 and will end on January 12 in line with the
Corps’ 2013 strategic goals of reducing road crashes by 20 percent and
fatalities by 30 percent.
– CAJ News