FRSC Records Reduction In Death Rate Of Road Accidents In Gombe
The Federal Road Safety Corps in Gombe State says it has recorded a decrease in the number of deaths arising from road traffic accidents in the state this year.
Briefing journalists during a ceremony marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Crashes, the Gombe State Sector Commander, Mr. Godwin Omiko, said, by November last year, 2017, 61 had died through reported road traffic crashes, which had now decreased to 42 by November this year.
Mr. Omiko attributed the reduction to the enhanced enforcement and rescue services of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the aggressive public enlightenment campaigns it carried out.
He also said the implementation of the speed limiting device by certain motorists in Gombe State, also contributed to the reduction of the road traffic accidents.
“There were enhanced enforcement and rescue services by FRSC Gombe and the Component Unit Commands as well as aggressive public enlightenment campaigns by the Command which had gone a long way in instilling an appreciable level of safety awareness among the motoring public. The implementation of the speed limiting device by certain motorists in Gombe State, especially some commercial transport outfits in the state has aided in long measure tempering the effect of road traffic crashes in the State,” he said.
Mr. Omiko expressed happiness in the reduction in the number of the people injured and killed.
“It is our hope that with the contribution of every stakeholder, we will achieve the main objectives of the Unites Nations where road traffic crashes result in no injuries or deaths,”he said.