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Massive reduction in festive season road deaths

30 December 2014, 08:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - About 120 people have died in auto crashes during the festive season, marking a 42 percent reduction in such incidents from last year.

The Federal Road Safety Corps has disclosed that these were killed in road crashes across the country between December 19 and 28.

Corps Public Education Officer, Imoh Etuk, Corps Commander while presenting an update on the Corps’ activities during this year’s festive season, disclosed the figures. 

According to him, the FRSC also recorded 48 percent reduction in the number of road traffic crashes within this period, which stood at 193, in comparison with 368 road crashes in 2013 while a 53 percent was also recorded in injuries in 2014 with 733 injured persons as against the 2013 figure of 1 564.

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He said details of the 2014 fatality figures indicate that while 96 males, 17 females and 7 children made up the 120 deaths, the year 2013 posted 208 deaths comprising 155 males, 33 females and 20 children.

Etuk said the 2014 figure of 193 road traffic crashes comprise of 62 fatal, 115 serious and 15 minor reported cases while the 2013 figure of 368 comprise of 113 fatal, 225 serious and 30 minor reported cases of road traffic crashes recorded between 19-28 December.

He also disclosed that the 2014 figure of 733 comprise of 432 males, 185 females and 116 children while the 2013 figure of 1 564 injured persons include 1 041 males, 384 females and 139 children.

Etuk added that the FRSC arraigned 1 073 traffic offenders out of 9 858 arrested for contravening traffic-related offences during the ongoing festive season.

- CAJ News

- CAJ News


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