Awka - The Federal Road Safety Commission, Anambra command, said in Awka on Thursday that it recorded 875 casualties from road traffic crashes between January and December 2013.
The Sector Commander, Hyginus Omeje, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 127 deaths were recorded in 293 crashes in the state.
He said that another 748 persons received various degrees of injury while 1 343 persons were rescued from accident scenes without injuries.
Omeje said that 436 persons were convicted for various traffic offences while 20 persons were acquitted during the command’s mobile court sessions within the period under review.
According to him, the command apprehended 5 680 motorcyclists for riding without crash helmets while 6 971 other vehicles were impounded for various offences.
He said the most prevalent road traffic offences in the state were violation of seatbelt rules, overloading, speeding, use of worn-out tyres, driving without licence, use of phone while driving and underage driving.
Omeje cautioned motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations and to ensure that their vehicles were in good shape before putting them on the road.