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205 people dead in Kano fatal road crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday, said it recorded 231 road traffic crashes and 205 deaths between January and November, 2023 in Kano State.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

Abdullahi said that during the period under review, a total of 1,451 people were involved in the crashes, while 759 sustained varying degrees of injuries and 692 rescued.

He also said that 33,324 vehicles were impounded within the period under review for contravening various traffic offences.

Abdullahi identified some of the most prevalent offences to include: non-possession of driver’s license, overloading and speed limit violation.

He said that the corps prosecuted and secured convictions of 931 traffic offenders within the period.

“The number of offences committed was 35,644 and the most prevalent offences were driver’s license, overloading and violation of speed limit, among others,” he said.

The sector commander added that a total of 1,129 offenders were arraigned, while 198 were discharged.

He said that the number of road traffic crash reduced by three per cent, with the casualties reducing by 13.74 per cent compared with what obtained in 2022.

Abdullahi attributed the reduction in crashes and fatalities to increased level of enforcement and sensitisation being carried out in motor parks and places of worship.

He cautioned drivers against speed limit violation and other actions inimical to road safety.

The sector commander enjoined motorists to always observe traffic laws in order to ensure safety on the road.

credit: PM News