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Speed violations leading cause of road crashes – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has identified speed violations as the leading cause of crashes on Nigerian roads. Fashola disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, March 19 while delivering a keynote address at a workshop on the activation of the five United Nations conventions of road traffic acceded to by Nigeria. He disclosed that statistics from...

Defensive Driving: Accident Prevention Formula

Defensive driving is basically driving in a manner that employs safe driving plans of action to enable motorists to apply identified hazards in a predictable manner. These plans of action go well beyond instruction on basic traffic laws and procedures. Understanding and effectively applying this formula prevents accidents in spite of the actions of other drivers or the presence of...

How to Reduce Deaths from Road Traffic Accidents

By Desire Obanefe According to the National Bureau of Statistics, “a total of 8,437 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded in the second quarter of 2018. 7,946 of the 8,437 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 491 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,415 male Nigerians, representing...

Couple, Child Die in Ondo Road Accident

A couple and their son, on Wednesday, lost their lives in a fatal auto accident that occurred in the Olokuta area on the Ondo-Akure Expressway in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathred that the driver of the truck that killed the victims whose identities are yet to be determined, took to his heels immediately...

Truck Crushes Mother, Child, One Other to Death in Ogun

Scene of an accident
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, on Thursday, confirmed an accident that claimed the lives of three in Ogun State. He said that a Mack truck loaded with soft drinks on Wednesday crushed a woman and her child to death in an accident which also killed the truck’s Motor Boy at Ajibawo in...

Yuletide: We recorded 16 auto accidents in Plateau – FRSC

The Plateau Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it recorded 16 vehicle crashes between the 2018 Christmas period and Jan. 15, 2019 across the state. The command’s Public Education Officer, Mr Andrew Bala, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. Bala said that 11 of the crashes were serious while five were minor. He, however,...

Accident Claims Three Lives in Ondo

Three people on Wednesday morning lost their lives in a fatal auto crash in Ondo State. The crash occurred around Olokuta axis of the Ondo – Akure highway which is few minutes’ drives from the Akure, the Ondo State capital. The accident involved a black Toyota Corolla Sports car with number plate FGB 940 AA and a blue truck with number...

Stop ‘Hanging’ On Moving Vehicles, FRSC Tells Political Campaigners

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Nasarawa State command, has called on politicians to stop their supporters from hanging on moving vehicles to minimise the risk of road accidents. The Sector Commander, Mrs Faustina Alegbe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia, on Wednesday that FRSC was worried over the menace, which could also endanger other road users. Alegbe said the...

955 Persons Charged To FRSC Mobile Courts In 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said no fewer than 955 persons were arraigned in its mobile courts for various offences across the country in 2018. Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, on Monday. Mr Kazeem said that the corps had over 201 courts nationwide and that it was part of...

Second Hand Tyres are like Time Bomb Ready to Explode – FRSC Warns

The Itori Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has advised motorists to desist from buying second-hand tyres known as ‘Tokunbo’ tyres to avert unnecessary crashes traced to tyre burst. Mr Aliyu Yahaya, the Itori Unit Commander of corps, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ota, Ogun. According...
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