Kaduna - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on Friday said it had succeeded in reducing road accidents on Kaduna-Abuja highway by 41 per cent.
The Kaduna Sector Commander of FRSC, Michael Olagunju, stated this in Kaduna at a press briefing to review the activities of the commission in 2013.
According to him, the number of road crashes have come down from 244 in January this year to 76 at the end of May.
"May 2013 has become the safest month so far this year'', he declared, and attributed the reduction to intense patrol under the corps' `Operation Shield'.
He said apart from intense public enlightenment, the commission had also deployed more officers on the road and increased the number of patrol vehicles from three to 10.
He put the number of people killed in accidents during the period at 37, with 283 injuries.
The sector commander also said a total of 853 vehicles were impounded between January and April, out of the 1 243 vehicles arrested.
He added that 215 other vehicles were impounded in May out of the 315 arrested for various traffic offences.
"The 2013 strategic goal of FRSC is to reduce road traffic crashes by 30 per cent and fatality by 20 per cent, both of which have been achieved on Kaduna-Abuja corridor,'' Olagunju said.