Following its robust efforts to stem crashes on the nation’s roads during the festive period, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has reduced road crashes by 33 per cent within one week.
This was made known yesterday by Mr Bisi Kazeem, head, Media Relations and Strategy in the commission, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Abuja.
According to Kazeem, the commission recorded 113 Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) within one week of patrol across the country.
“113 RTC were recorded on the roads between December 19 and 26, compared to 169 RTC recorded same time last year, which shows a reduction by 33 per cent.
“Similarly, 86 lives were lost as at Saturday compared to 109 lost within same period last year, which shows an improvement of 21 per cent in FRSC’s efforts to save lives on the roads.
“422 people were injured within the period this year which amounts to 30 per cent improvement in operation when compared to 606 people that were injured last year.
“Also, 934 people were involved in crashes within the period under review, compared to 1,284 involved last year within the same period, while 426 people were rescued this year unlike 570 last year,” he said. Kazeem said 25 per cent improvement was recorded in the area of saving lives on the roads.