The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Gombe state command has expressed disapproval over the increase in the motorcycle accidents occurring in the state.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the stated Godwin Omiko, revealed this on Sunday, during a one-day workshop FRSC organized for its stakeholders.
Omiko pointed out that 103 people have gotten involved in a motorcycle accident, from January to March this year. And out of this crash, as reported by Naijauto, seven persons died while 66 others sustained injuries of various degrees.
Motorcycle accidents have risen lately in Gombe state
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As stated by him,
"Between January and March 2019, 103 persons were involved in motorcycle accident; 66 people were injured and seven deaths were recorded.
Twenty-five motorcycle and two tricycle accidents were recorded between April and June involving 177 people; 92 cases of injuries were recorded as well as five deaths; 43 motorcycles and four tricycles were involved."
The FRSC boss told stakeholders present at the workshop that they are more concerned and focused on making better bike riders and keeping the road safe for motorists than charging defaulters.
FRSC will enforce the laws over motorcycles and tricycles on road
Before rounding off his address, Omiko stated that FRSC, in agreement with the order issued by the. Federal Government, would begin clamping down on motorcyclists to ensure they comply with the driving license recommended for them, as a way of addressing the menace.
Traditional institutions and religious bodies across the state were all represented at the workshop.