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

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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...

3 die as BMW, tricycle collide in Jos

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A head-on collision between a tricycle and BMW vehicle around Rayfield road in Jos has claimed the lives of three persons. Mr. Andrew Bala, the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Plateau, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Jos. Bala said the accident which occurred Sunday morning, also left one other person severely injured. He...

FRSC Lauds Lagos Govt on Compliance Efforts

The Federal Road Safety Corps has lauded the Lagos State Government’s efforts aimed at achieving the UN Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011-2020. The Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Hyginus Omeje, gave the commendation at the commissioning of eight new Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centres in the state recently. Omeje disclosed that the UN Decade of Action on Road...

Addressing safety concerns of used tyres

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It is no longer news that Nigeria banned the importation of used or second-hand tyres in 2016 over safety and other concerns. Statistics from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) shows that 5,562 road crashes occurred in the country due to a tyre fault. Usually tyre fault occurs due to the combination of stress and heat, low pressure, an injury...

DPR wants tankers to be fitted with valves to prevent spillage

Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) , Alhaji Shakur Ahmad Rufai
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has recommended that petrol tankers should be fitted with valves to prevent spillage in the event of a rollover. The Agency also said it was better for Nigeria to return to the era of 33,000 litres maximum capacity for tankers instead of the 45,000 litres currently being conveyed by the majority of the trucks. Mr...

Mother, Child, 13 Others Killed In Ekiti Road Tragedy

At least 15 persons have been confirmed dead in an auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. Among the dead was a mother, her child, a Youth Corps member, traders and some students of the Ekiti State University in the town. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night when a truck loaded with...

Road safety: FRSC reveals why mothers must be involved

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The Enugu Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced the distribution of fliers containing safety tips as well as state’s emergency security, rescue and medical numbers to assist mothers and their families in times of emergencies. According to the Enugu Sector Commander of FRSC, Ogbonna Kalu, this was part of strategies to ramp up knowledge of...

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...

2 escape death in Onitsha as containers fall on vehicle

2 escape death in Onitsha as containers fall on vehicle
The FRSC confirmed on Monday that two persons sustained injuries at Onitsha in Anambra when two containers fell off an articulated vehicle at Upper Iweka on the Onitsha-Owerri highway. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said in Awka that the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State, has been witnessing...

How to Reduce Deaths from Road Traffic Accidents

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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...

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