The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 80 fatalities were recorded in road crashes across the state between April and June 2019.
This much was disclosed at a stakeholders forum by the Ogun State Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Clement Oladele.
During the forum which was held by the Sango-Ota Unit in Ogun state, Oladele revealed that while there were 148 crashes in the second quarter of 2018, the state has already witnessed 196 crashes in the second quarter of year 2019, marking a four per cent increase.
“FRSC rescued 505 victims in various crashes that happened in the state in 2019 compared to 481 persons rescued in 2018,’’ he said.
He blamed reckless driving and disregard for traffic rules as some of the reasons for the road crashes in the state.
He called on road users to be more “safety conscious” in order to avert rising road crashes.
”FRSC cannot continue to allow people to die unnecessarily on our roads.
“The motorists should be safety conscious and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition, while speed should be reduced to the lowest level,” he said.
The Unit Commander in Sango-Ota, Mr Akeem Gainyu, called on all residents to play their own part in curbing the menace, saying road safety should not be a task left to only the FRSC.