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FRSC records 5,700 crashes, 2,850 deaths first-half 2023

by John Ojewale
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5,700 accidents were reported in the first half of 2023, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.

The FRSC also pointed out that the collisions took 2,850 lives, compared to 6,627 crashes that happened in 2022 over the same time period and left 3,375 people dead.

According to the Corps, there have been 14% fewer crashes this year than there were last year, and there have been 15% fewer fatalities as a result of these collisions.

In addition, it noted that 16,716 incidents were reported to have resulted in injuries and rescues during this time period, compared to 19,440 in 2022, representing a 14% decrease.

The FRSC made the announcement in a statement issued by ACM Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, at the FRSC headquarters in Abuja.

According to the statement:

“In what could be tagged a successful outing in the operational front during the first six months of the year 2023, the Federal Road Safety Corps has recorded a decline in the total number of road traffic crashes, the total number of injuries and fatalities as well, when compared with the same period in 2022.

“According to the FRSC road traffic crash dashboard, within the period under consideration, the Corps recorded a total of 5,700 road traffic crashes as against 6,627 in the same period in the year 2022, representing a 14 per cent decrease.

“In the same vein, from January to June 2023, the Corps also achieved a 14 per cent reduction in the number of people rescued with injuries, having rescued a total of 16,716 in 2023 against 19,440 injured victims in the first half of the year 2022.

“On the number of people killed, the Corps also recorded a significant reduction within the operational period. According to the crash data report, in the first six months of the year 2023, the Corps recorded a total of 2,850 fatalities as against 3,375 in the same period in 2022, representing a 15.5 per cent reduction.

“The Corps Marshal attributed this modest achievement to a number of strategies and innovations in enforcement activities, improved presence and visibility, public enlightenment and partners’ engagement.

“While charging drivers to desist from bad driving behaviours, Corps Marshal Dauda Ali Biu re-emphasised the commitment of the Corps towards achieving its corporate mandate of sanitising the highways and entrenching safety on the nation over 200,000 kilometers road network.”





cc: Punch Ng

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