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FRSC committed to UN Safety Initiative- Chidoka

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The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) said, it is committed to the aims and objectives of the United Nations global road safety programmes in its bid to reduce incidences of road fatalities nationwide.

This was the declaration made last week by the Corp Marshal /CEO of FRSC represented by Danjuma Garba, Deputy Corp Marshal in charge of Motor Vehicle Administration while briefing the press during the ‘Operation Shield’ special patrol week to commemorate UN Global Road Safety Week at the FRSC Mowe Unit Command, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

While giving a comparative analysis of statistics of different traffic related occurrences and bookable offences recorded during the Operation Shield week compared with the previous week, Danjuma Garba, accompanied by Ademola Lawal, Assistant Corp Marshal in charge of RS II comprising Lagos and Ogun States and Nseobong Akpabio, State Sector Commander in charge of Lagos State said that a total of 1526 traffic offences were stopped as against 883 recorded the previously week. The figure represents 72.8 percent increase in the number of offenders stopped.

A total of 174 traffic offenders were cautioned as against 272 recorded last week, representing 36 percent decrease. On the number of offenders booked, 1262 traffic offenders were booked when compared to 611 recorded the preceding week; about 106.55 percent increase in booked offences.

On the other hand, 8 road traffic crashes were recorded during the Operation Shield Special Patrol when compared to 12 recorded the previous week amounting to 33.3 percent decrease in the total number of RTC cases recorded.

Similarly, 31 people were involved in road traffic crashes as against 81 previously, that is 61.7percent decrease. While 8 people were said to be injured during the operational week, 17 were recorded the week before that is approximately 53 percent decrease.

The week to week comparative analyses also reveal that, only 2 persons were killed as against 10 deaths recorded the preceding week. The figure represents 80 percent decrease in the total number of people killed in road traffic crashes.