Road accidents: 85 killed in 6 months in Edo – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 85 people were killed in 133 road accidents involving 974 persons in Edo from January to June 2022.
FRSC sector commander in Edo, Mr Henry Benamaisia, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday.
Benamaisia said that most of the accidents happened along the Agbede-Ewu axis of the Benin-Auchi road and the Okada-Ofosu axis of the Benin-Ore-express road.
He, however, added that the number of road accidents was on the decrease in the state due to safety measures put in place by the corps.
“Road accidents reduced from 32 recorded in January to 23 in April and to 15 in June.
“We have put up a speed calming device in the crash-prone areas along the Benin-Auchi road; our men carry red flag beckoning on drivers to reduce their speed.
“The enforcement of speed limit device is also ongoing as well as public enlightenment and advocacy visits.
“We are also training Community First Respondents in crash-prone areas to report crashes to FRSC as well as give first aid treatment to victims,” he said.
He explained further that 10,528 road traffic offenders were booked for 12, 552 offences during the period under review.
He added that a total of 9,509 vehicles were impounded during the same period.