FRSC Reduces Road Traffic Crash Deaths By 21.3%

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said from January to September 2023, it recorded a substantial reduction in the total number of road traffic crashes (RTC), injuries, and fatalities as well, having achieved a 22 percent reduction in RTCs, 21.3 percent decrease in road injuries and 23.1 percent reduction in road traffic deaths when compared with the same period in 2022.

According to the FRSC road traffic crash dashboard, within the period under consideration, the Corps recorded a total of 7,830 road traffic crashes as against 10,039 in the same period in the year 2022, representing a 22 percent decrease.

In the same vein, from January to September 2023, the Corps also achieved a 21.3 percent reduction in the number of people rescued with injuries, having rescued a total of 22,580 in 2023 against 28,698 injured victims from January to September of the year 2022.

On the number of people killed, the Corps also recorded a significant reduction within the operational period.

According to the crash data report, in the first nine months of the year 2023, the Corps recorded a total of 3,730 fatalities as against 4,848 in the same period in 2022, representing a 23.1 percent reduction.

Reacting to this, the spokesperson of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem said, “It is expedient to inform the public that the highest achievement was recorded in the third quarter of 2023 (July to September). In the 3rd quarter, the Corps reduced RTCs by 37.6 percent, having reduced crashes from 3,412 in 2022 to 2,130 in 2023.

Source: Leadership NG

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