Benin - The Federal Road Safety Corps
(FRSC) in Edo said that it recorded 36 road traffic crashes in the state in
January this year.
The Edo Sector Commander, Mr Oluwasusi Familoni told the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday that the number of road traffic accident recorded in January was the same with
that recorded in December, 2015.
He, however, said that more deaths were recorded in January
as 26 persons were killed, compared to 18 persons who died in auto crashes in
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He also said that while 102 persons were injured in the
January auto crashes, 137 persons were injured in auto crashes that occurred in
The Edo Sector commander attributed major causes of
accidents in the state to speed limit violation and loss of control of vehicle.
Familoni further disclosed that 1, 391 offenders were booked
for 1, 683 offences in the month of January, and that a total of 1, 242
vehicles were impounded during the same month.