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Kwara records less road accidents, fatalities in 2023, says FRSC

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Kwara State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed that road traffic crashes and fatalities were reduced in the state in 2023.

Stephen Dawulung, the state sector commander of the corps, in a statement today in Ilorin, said that the number of crashes dropped from 348 in 2022 to 307 in 2023, representing an 11.78 per cent reduction.

He said, “He further said that the fatality figure also dropped from 231 in 2022 to 196 in 2023, representing a 15.15 per cent decrease.”

FRSC boss said that the feat was due to the resilience and commitment of command men in working toward Goal 1 of the 2023 FRSC Corporate Strategic Goals.

He stated their goal was to stipulate a 5% reduction in Road Traffic Deaths.

He also said that road traffic crash figures reduced to 26 in December 2023, compared with 41 recorded in December 2022, representing a 36.58% decrease.

According to him, fatality dropped from 14 in December 2022 to 11 in December 2023, representing a 21.43 per cent decrease.

“According to the Sector Commander, the Command also developed a plan to execute its mandate in 2024, to include deepening its enforcement against road traffic crashes and fatalities.

“Also, high-risk factors such as speed, non-use of seatbelt and child restraint, non-use of crash helmets, use of phone while driving and drunk driving amongst others.”

He said the command is committed to reorienting road users towards safer road traffic practices.

He said, “We will also leverage on the subsisting collaboration with our stakeholders, including the media, in promoting road safety practices.

“We also advise road users and drivers, in particular, to always adhere to road traffic regulations as a measure to avoid road traffic crashes.”

 

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