351 die in Ogun road crashes in 2023 – FRSC

No fewer than 351 people lost their lives in 839 auto crashes in Ogun State in 2023, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Anthony Uga, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Ota, on Thursday.

According to Uga, 2,092 people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crashes.

Uga identified drivers’ excessive speeding and other traffic violations as causes of most of the crashes, adding that wrongful overtaking, tyre bursts, and night journeys were other causes.

Uga therefore called on motorists, especially those plying the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to refrain from over-speeding and dangerous driving to prevent avoidable crashes.

“I advise drivers to install speed-limiting devices in their vehicles and adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to minimise accidents,’’ Uga said.

He also cautioned motorists against the use of expired tyres and encouraged them to rest adequately before embarking on journeys.

He said the FRSC would soon repeat its public enlightenment at motor parks, churches, and mosques to sensitise the public on the importance of safe motoring.

Uga added that the FRSC would also visit schools in the state to educate students on why they should imbibe road safety culture at an early age.

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