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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Uber Reacts To Nigerian Safety Concerns

Following a spate of complains about safety by users of 'Uber' a popular transport outfit, the company is swift to assure their Nigerian users of safety while patronizing them.

FRSC Hold Medical Outreach For Drivers In Bayelsa

FRSC officials
On the aim of the outreach, Mr. Igwe said: . “We started the programme on Tuesday with our staff; the move was to make 2019 accident-free in Bayelsa. There is need for the drivers to know their health status as we approach Easter. “This is for all drivers in Tombia, Ekeki, Oxbow Lake Garage and Swali Market Tipper-Truck Park in the state. They include operators of keke, tipper-truck, taxi, bus, among others.

60 Road Safety Advocates Trained In Abuja

road traffic advocates
To improve safety on Nigerian roads, an NGO, Greenlight Initiative has partnered with The Pollination Project USA, to train 60 road safety advocates in Abuja on Saturday, March 30. The Executive Director, Greenlight Initiative, Simon Obi, disclosed that the training would help curb incessant road crashes in the country through implementation of evidence-based interventions and awareness. He lamented that annual road...

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

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...
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