Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

FRSC records 262 accidents between Oct and Nov

16 November 2012, 09:03

 The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) recorded 262 road accidents between October and the first week of November nationwide, a statement said. The statement issued by Mr Jonas Agwu, the Public Relations Officer of the commission, attributed the causes to speed violation, wrongful overtaking and brake failure, among others.

Agwu said speed limit violation ranked highest among other factors which caused the crashes. The statement also said that 398 motorists were booked within the last five days for violating various traffic offences while 124 vehicles were impounded for the same offences across the country.

It said the operatives of the FRSC conducted checks on 1,138 vehicles and cautioned 667 drivers during the period under review. ``Speed limit violation accounted for 57 reported cases of road crashes in week 42 (12 – 18 October, 2012) and 66 crashes in week 43 while 75 and 64 cases were also attributed to over speeding among motorists for weeks 44 and 45 respectably.

``A breakdown of the causative factors and their frequency in road crashes for week 42 indicates thus, speed violation (57), dangerous driving (21), loss of control (28), tyre burst (19) and route violation (7). `` Week 43 also has the following record on causative factors --- speed violation (66); loss of control (43); dangerous driving (24); tyre burst (17); mechanical defect (11) and brake failure (10).’’ The statement said ``for week 44, speed violation accounted for 75 road crashes with dangerous driving (25), loss of control (24), tyre burst (15), brake failure (14) and 7 cases attributed to wrongful overtaking’’.

``Week 45 posted the following pattern on crashes, speed violation (64), loss of control (28), tyre burst (20), dangerous driving (16), wrongful overtaking (16) and brake failure accounting for 12 road crashes.’’ The statement said the Abuja Zonal Command (FCT and Niger State) recorded 22 crashes in week 42, being the highest, in spite of its good road infrastructure, while Osogbo Zone (Osun, Ondo and Oyo states) followed with 14.

``However, Benin Zonal Command maintained the highest number of road crashes with 22 cases in week 45( 2 – 8 November, 2012) while in Osogbo and Ilorin Zonal Commands (Kogi, Ekiti and Kwara) tied on second with 20 crashes during the period.’’ It said that the FRSC would continue with its ember month campaigns toward reducing road crashes, adding that it had initiated some strategies toward achieving that.

The strategies, it said included, the deployment of 15 additional operational vehicles with 17 units of speed cameras, 1,250 units of breathalyzers, 45 units of radar guns and 44 units of Walkie-talkies for intensive patrol and enforcement. It said the commission was committed to drastic reduction of road crashes during and after the ember months and warned motorists and other road users to comply with traffic rules and regulations.

 Meanwhile, Mr Osita Chidoka, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, had called for the introduction of ``Speed Calming Devices’’ on some sections of the highways across the nation to curb excessive speed among drivers. The statement said Chidoka made the call when he visited the national headquarters of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in Abuja.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Abia ASUP threatens fresh strike

31 July 2014, 21:29

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
DSAGE
No country due to disunity and pu...

One thing about Africa this days is that the minds and countries are badly retarded due to lack of "burning desire" for sound education.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
We will defeat Boko Haram in just...

As the Nigerian military copes with compromise, sabotage and inevitable, related, desertions of its soldiers, Nigeria desperately needs the civilian patriotic response to terror. Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Dumping ground for the white in c...

Biafra-Nigeria has remained a dumping ground for downright trashes under the Sun. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Are the Yanks still In Town? Whas...

We the people deserve to be in the know. We the people are motivated, willing, able and capable to participate in whatever is required to rescue these girls and destroy Boko Haram Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
The wise and supernatural beings ...

I have come a very long way in uphill struggle. It is known to the wise as pilgrimage. They called it "struggle" because nobody in life had ever found it as an easy way.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan wants to borrow 1 billio...

If the entire 5 years of the Jonathan presidency are audited, the total amount missing/unaccounted for is estimated at up to $127 billion.  Read more...