Lagos, Ogun Record 434 Accidents In 6 Months, Says FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC says over 200 people lost their lives in 6 months in 434 road accidents in Lagos and Ogun states.
According to the corps, 3,696 persons were involved in the crashes with 1,363 persons injured and 237 serious injured.
The Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of the two states, Assistant Corps marshal John Meheux at a rally in Lagos said the number of deaths was a cause for concern for the commission despite the efforts made to reduce road crashes to the barest.
He said, the corps was intensifying its operations and increasing its enforcement to ensure that drivers do what was expected of them to save lives.
In his presentation on rainy season hazards and drugged driving, the Sector Commander, FRSC Lagos state, Hyginus Omeje said driving in the rain come with a lot of challenges and thus drivers must be extra cautious to avoid accidents occasioned by the season.
He appealed to drivers to check their wipers, tyres, head and rear lights, brakes, maintain distance with other vehicles and to maintain certain speed limit depending on the circumstances.
Mr. Omeje said the corps would not tolerate any driver who flouts traffic rules even after being warned, adding that any driver found culpable, the full weight of the law would be visited on that driver.
Highlights of the event were the demonstration of the use of the breathalyzers for testing the alcohol level and health checks of drivers by medical personnel partnering the FRSC.