61 Persons Died In Road Accidents In Borno Between May And November – FRSC
A warning has gone out to motorists in the country to observe all safety rules by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) even as the corps gives a revelation about the number of deaths recorded in road accidents recently.
Naija New reports that FRSC disclosed that 61 persons lost their lives in 33 road traffic crashes between May and November 2022 in Borno State alone.
The revelation was made by the FRSC Sector Commander, Utten Iki-Boyi on Thursday in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Giving a further breakdown, Iki-Boyi said between the period in question 151 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the accidents which involved 285 persons and 46 vehicles.
He noted that most of these accidents are usually caused by speeding, recklessness and use of expired tyres, adding that 37 persons died in ghastly motor accidents on Maiduguri-Damaturu road only in November.
The FRSC sector commander, therefore, warned motorists, especially commercial driver operators to stop using expired tyres in other to prevent most of these accidents.
He pointed out that “This Ember month period is a period in which a lot of people are travelling and a lot of vehicles are now moving on the roads because the rainy season has ended, businesses have also picked up resulting to the mass movement of people.
“I appeal to motorists, particularly drivers of commercial and other vehicles using the roads to always take it easy. They should always make sure that their vehicles are in good shape before embarking on any journey.
“If you are travelling a long distance, you should embark on the journey in good time so that you will not be overspeeding.
“Most of the incidents we have been recording are due to human error. If all things are to be done according to the recommendation of the road safety corps, I am sure accident and death cases will be minimised to the barest minimum.”
Iki-Boyi, also warned commercial vehicle operators against overloading and the use of illicit substances by drivers, noting that the corps would soon deploy drug testing devices to test drivers in the state.