210 killed in street accidents in Ogun

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    FRSC Rescue Team at an accident scene
    FRSC Rescue Team at an accident scene

    By Abiodun Lawal

    No fewer than 210 individuals died in street accidents and several other others injured in Ogun state in 2017.

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun stated on Saturday that 365 crashes have been recorded within the 12 months.

    The FRSC Sector Commander within the state, Mr Clement Oladele, informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta that the fatality diminished in comparison with 270 deaths in 386 crashes recorded in 2016.

    Oladele, who acknowledged that 365 crashes have been recorded within the state over the past 12 months, defined that the determine had diminished in comparison with 270 deaths in 386 crashes recorded in 2016.

    He famous that the speed of street accidents diminished by four.7 per cent in comparison with that of earlier years.

    According to the sector commander, a excessive proportion of the accidents have been attributable to over rushing, break failure, utilization of cell phone whereas driving, wrongful overtaking and tyre burst.

    The FRSC boss suggested motorists to be cautious and keep away from touring when visibility is blurred.

    Oladele stated the recommendation grew to become mandatory as intense haze had diminished visibility, particularly within the early mornings and late evenings.

    He enjoined motorists to drive cautiously, obey visitors rules and observe directions from FRSC patrol groups and different visitors companies.

    “The FRSC will proceed to accentuate effort at sensitising motorists at completely different motor parks on secure driving and risks concerned in not obeying visitors guidelines and rules.

    “Road security is a collective accountability of one and all,’’ he stated. (NAN)

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