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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

We need technology that puts phones off while driving – Amaechi

Nigeria’s Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has called for the development of a technology that will shut off the phone while driving. He stated this during a high-level panel discussion titled, “Enhancing International Collaboration for Road Safety” at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden. This, according to him, would go a long way in reducing road traffic...

Why politicians may not commit to road safety, by Amaechi

The Minister for Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that politicians in Nigeria will not commit towards ensuring road safety if it does not benefit them politically. He explained this was why the indices regarding road safety in Nigeria have not improved much in recent years. Amaechi stated this during a high-level panel discussion at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road...

Auto Accident Claims 6 Lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says four had been burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that FRSC confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi – Mokwa road in Mokwa Local Government Area of...

1.35m die annually from road accidents globally – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 1.35 million people died annually from road traffic accidents. WHO, in a statement posted on its website, stated that ministers from over 100 countries would meet to agree on a new global road safety agenda to reduce the number of deaths. According to the statement, the ministers will meet to agree on...

Lorry crushes 5 in commercial tricycle to death in Yenagoa

Four passengers in a commercial tricycle and the operator died in a fatal accident on Tombia-Amasoma road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa on Monday. The accident victims were crushed by a tipper driver along the Tombia-Amassoma Road in Yenagoa, the state capital. Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday,  said...

Road crashes claim more lives than Boko Haram – FRSC

road crash - FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that road crashes claim more lives than insurgent attacks in the country. Mr. Godwin Ogagaoghene, the Zonal Commander in Charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo States, stated this at the Ondo State Command’s end-of-the-year party and awards’ night on Friday in Akure. Ogagaoghene, who noted that no fewer than 88 FRSC personnel were...

4 killed, 7 injured in Katsina road crash – FRSC

Katsina road crash
Four persons were killed in a ghastly road crash on Kurfi-Dutsinma road, Kurfi local government area of Katsina State. The Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kurfi, Mr. Abba Aminu confirmed this on Thursday in a mobile phone call. He said that the accident involved a tipper with registration number DKD 615 XA and a trailer with registration number MSW...

15 Die In Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road Crash

Oladele seized the opportunity to urge passengers against boarding vehicles designed only for conveying goods as it spelt doom for their safety as a whole.

Scare as fuel-laden tanker falls on Ikorodu road

The crash has led to a serious traffic jam on the road leading inward Palmgrove.

Anambra FRSC Arrest 20,621 Over Seat Belt Violations In 2019

While stating the safety consequences such actions have in terms of road crashes, he urged all motorists in the state to such the act.