Nigeria records 5,400 deaths in 12,077 road crashes in 2015-FRSC.
While addressing a public enlightenment forum organized for Transport stakeholders at old Akwa Transport Corporation (AKTC) Park, The Federal Road Safety Commission Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has disclosed in Uyo that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that a total number of 12, 077 road crashes were recorded across the country in 2015.
Mr. Oyeyemi was represented at the event by the Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Policy, Research and Statistics; Michael Olagunju also said that out of 12,077 road crashes recorded last year, 5,400 people representing 65 per cent of those involved in the crashes lost their lives. Mr. Oyeyemi said the commission would not go back on the October1 deadline for the implementation of speed limiting device nationwide as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. The corps marshal regretted that most of the crashes would have been avoided if appropriate safety measures were adopted by the motorists while plying the highways, Saying, that he described the statistics on road crashes as staggering and reiterated that the speed limiting device would save Nigerians the embarrassment on the highways.”Most of the road crashes are preventable, if we are able to bring down the speed, we will be saving a lot of lives on our highways. In his remarks, the State Transport Commissioner, Godwin Ntukude, expressed satisfaction with the introduction of the speed limiting device.