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Data Collation Has Reduced road crashes and fatality in Lagos — FRSC Lagos



Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said its Lagos State Sector Command has achieved a 15 per cent reduction in road crashes in the state

The FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, disclosed this at a Town Hall Meeting at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos on Wednesday themed: “Accomplishing 15 per cent Reduction in Road Traffic Crash Fatality and Enhancing Road Safety Partnership for Innovation Intervention”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Corps Commander averred that the human factor played a major role in the cause of road crashes, which is what birth the need for the event – to re-educate and re-orientate the motoring public, as they had just done.

Ogungbemide said that such enlightenment initiatives to the motoring public had helped the sector achieve a 15 per cent reduction in road traffic crashes along Lagos/Ibadan corridor.

“So many policies have been put it place by FRSC that have really assisted in reducing road crashes.

“The policy of ‘Safe to Load’ put together by the Federal Government, through the FRSC, which ensured that a vehicle met minimum safety standard also helped curtail these crashes.

“The inability to meet the standards meant that one will not be allowed to load at various depots and the Nigerian Ports Authority points.

“All these efforts have gone a long way in reducing road crashes, saving lives and the roads and it is helping us,” he said.

The commander said that the FRSC Lagos now has representatives for data collation in all the local government areas in the state, as against the previous 14 areas and six outposts.AN action he said led to the reduction of the rate of crashes and fatality to the barest minimum.

He advised all the communities to always follow the rules and regulations that guide road users to assist the government to achieve its mandate of reducing crashes to zero.

He appealed to road users to visit any of their units to assist them with any challenges they might be going through in getting the necessary particulars to ply the roads.

The Corridor Commander Lagos/Ibadan Axis, Deputy Corps Commander Kehinde Hamzat, said that the enlightenment aimed to achieve the United Nations SDGs which include road safety management, safer vehicles, safer road users, post-crash response, and safer driving environments.

He stated that the enlightenment also involves the people in the community because of the role they play in reviving accident victims before the arrival of FRSC personnel.

The traditional leader of the area, Oba of Ipaja, Oba Kolawole Egundupe, represented by Alhaji Lamide Sobola, Secretary of Ipaja Oba Council, commended the effort of the FRSC for the quarterly enlightenment to the people in the communities.

Egundupe said that the enlightenment had assisted the people to become first respondents which he said had revithe rate of crashes and fatality to the barest minimum.
ved many road accident victims across the metropolis and pledged continued support for the FRSC to enable it to achieve its core mandate.

The Branch Secretary, Park and Garages, Alimosho area, Mr Adefolusho Folarin, revealed that drivers operating along the axis were usually engaged and enlightened quarterly to address the previous frequent crash experience.

Folarin stated that they had stopped the sale of alcohol at their garages and ensured that drivers always had their valid driver’s licences.

Also, the Hausa Leader in Iyana Ipaja, Malam Baba-Yakosa Muhammed, said they came to collaborate with FRSC and other regulatory agencies to provide space for the operation of tricycles, popularly called “Keke Napep”, following the ban of motorcycles in some parts of the state.




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