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Road Accidents Claim Over 1000 Lives In Three Months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it recorded 2,656 road crashes and 1,076 deaths across the country in the third quarter of 2020.

The Corps’ Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal, (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Kazeem said that the road crashes and deaths occurred between July and September 2020, adding that FRSC had not relented in its efforts at reducing carnages on the highways.

He attributed most of the road crashes and deaths that occurred along various routes in the country within the period to over speeding.

Mr Kazeem urged the motoring public to cooperate with the Corps, saying that it would go a long way in preventing incessant crashes on the roads.

He also appealed to motorists to desist from buying used or fake tyres and opt for good ones in order to save lives and properties.

He said that the corps adopted advocacy, education and enlightenment approaches to sensitise the motoring public.

Mr Kazeem encouraged drivers to obey traffic rules, regulations and cooperate with traffic officers, as it was in their best interests and that of other road users.

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