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FRSC Records Reduction In No Of Deaths, Accidents in 2021

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC says a total of Six Hundred Road Accidents occurred resulting to Three Hundred and Twenty Seven deaths and One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixteen injuries in the last end of the year special patrol across the country.

Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who stated this while addressing newsmen on the Twenty Twenty One Operation Zero Tolerance said Twenty Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Five offenders were apprehended for various traffic offenders.

While attributing the Nine Percent reduction in road accident and Twenty Six percent reduction in number of deaths compared to twenty twenty, Dr Oyeyemi said Fifty Two percent of road accidents were due to over speeding particularly private Vehicles on long journies for the end of the year festivities.

The FRSC Corps Marshal said that the commission would no longer accept non installation of speed limit device by commercial vehicles as only one hundred and forty four thousand commercial vehicles including articulated vehicles had so far complied with the directive on compulsory installation of the device.

Dr Oyeyemi stressed that the commission would focus more on the use of Technology and deployment of body cameras in all patrol vehicles which is obtainable in developed countries to check the excesses of road users especially on speed violation, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol as well as monitoring the activities of motorists and personnel during patrol.

The FRSC Boss maintained that by the middle of this year all Patrol Vehicles across the country must have been fixed with body cameras.

The FRSC Corps Marshal added that the commission would strengthen its collaboration with the media, sister agencies and major stakeholders to ensure effective road administration in the year twenty twenty two.

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