54 deaths in 117 Eid-El Kabir road crashes, reported 12% reduction compared to 2018

06/18/2019

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The FRSC says that 54 persons died in road crashes during the recent Sallah celebrations. However, this was reported to reduce by 12% in comparison with the same period of 2018. Check out this and other road statistics during the festivity!

The Federal Road Safety Corps has revealed that 54 persons were killed in road crashes during the 2019 Eid-El Kabir celebrations.

This number reflects a 7% decrease in the number of crashes and 12% decrease in the fatality rate compared to the 2018 Eid-El Kabir celebrations. In addition, 5,713 motorists were apprehended for traffic-related offences, especially seat belt violation across the nation.

Public Education Officer of the Corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this information in a statement released on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Abuja.

Kazeem stated that a total of 155 motorists were charged to mobile courts in contrast to the 230 defaulters that faced persecution in the 2018 Eid-El Kabir celebrations.

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In an effort to reduce the rate of road crashes in the country, the corps stated that it increased road safety awareness campaigns in preparation for the festivity.

“A total of 5,713 offenders were apprehended for 6,481 offences committed across 2,053 routes covered by the corps. The most prevalent offence recorded during the period was seatbelt use violation with 1,492 offenders apprehended. More to this, public enlightenment campaigns within the period increased by 5.7 per cent,” the statement read.

According to the Public Education Officer, a total of 177 crashes occurred against the 126 that occurred in the 2018 event, hence a 7% decrease.

The corps also rescued a total number of 469 victims involved in road crashes. Among these were 23 children, 136 females and 310 males. The victims did not sustain injuries, Kazeem disclosed.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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