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  • News - South West - Ogun
  • Updated: January 24, 2022

Road Accidents Claimed 300 Lives In Ogun in 2021

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command says 300 persons lost their lives in the state to road accidents in 2021.

According to the FRSC, speed violation accounted for over 77% of the road crashes in the State.

It was said that about 1200 victims were injured in accidents involving over 200 vehicles.

The Ogun State FRSC spokesman, Florence Okpe, said reports revealed that Sienna vehicles had high involvement in crashes, adding that speed accounted for over 80 percent of crashes involving this category of vehicle, Daily Post reported.

The traffic regulatory agency said it is ready to sustain the enforcement of the installation of Speed Limiting Devices in commercial vehicles as a whole and by extension Sienna vehicles, which Okpe said have been observed to have high involvement in crashes.

Okpe said; “The enforcement which is scheduled to take effect as soon as possible will be collaboratively carried with other sister agencies like the Nigerian Army, Police etc."

“This was contained in the statements of the Sector Commander, FRSC Ogun Corps Commander, Ahmed Umar during a strategic meeting with Unit Commanders and other Senior Officers of the formation in Ogun State on Friday 20 January 2022 at the Sector Command Office in Abeokuta."

“The operations is scheduled to hold across the state especially the major corridors. Radar guns will be used to check the speed of vehicles and detect any erring motorists."

“However, commercial motorists, especially owners of Sienna vehicles are hereby advised to install speed limiting device in their vehicles and be law-abiding and desist from acts that can pose as threats to them and other road users, as life has no duplicate."

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