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Kogi records 27 road accident deaths in August

29 October 2013, 15:48

Lokoja - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kogi on Monday said that it recorded 27 deaths from road accidents across the state in August.

Olakunle Matajo, the Kogi Sector Commander of the commission, announced this while addressing newsmen in Lokoja.

He said that the deaths were recorded from the 26 accidents that occurred in the period under review.

Matajo said that 87 people sustained injuries, adding that many of the accidents were fatal but minimal compared to figures from the previous months.

He attributed the crashes to over speeding, dangerous driving, overtaking and violation of traffic rules.

The commander also said that 1 327 motorists and commercial motorcycle operators were arrested for violating traffic rules.

He warned motorists to change their attitudes and be careful while driving on the highways so as to minimise road carnage.

He also cautioned them to adhere strictly to traffic regulations.

Matajo identified impatience and disregard for traffic regulations as the bane of safe driving.



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