The Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 102 fatalities were recorded in different road crashes on the state’s highways from January to April 2019.
The State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, revealed this to newsmen at the start of activities to commemorate the 2019 United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
He said that there were a further 473 injured persons in the 177 accidents recorded during the period.
Oladele disclosed that 12 fatalities were recorded from 16 accidents on the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway alone, describing the highway as an “accident-prone spot”.
He added, “Motorists are hereby advised to drive cautiously at the bend adjacent the Muhammadu Buhari Estate along the highway.
“Three crashes that claimed three lives were recorded around the Estate during the first quarter of the year.
“Other crash-prone locations along the highway are the Kobape junction, Day Waterman junction, Adedero and Siun.
“Motorists should drive carefully at these dangerous locations and not exceed 80km/hr while travelling along this highway.
“The FRSC, Ogun State Command, is also working hard to manage vehicular traffic along the Lagos-Ota-Ifo-Abeokuta expressway.
“The Command will continue to ensure that traffic gridlock is prevented at the stretch of the road around Iyana-Ilogbo where Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is undertaking re-construction work.
“The Command will also sustain its prompt response to traffic incidents such as crashes and gridlocks along this expressway.”