31 Killed, 274 Injured In Adamawa Road Crashes

31 Killed, 274 Injured In Adamawa Road Crashes

The Adamawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 31 lives were lost to road accidents between January and July.

The corps also confirmed that 274 persons sustained various injuries in the road crashes within the period under review.

Yelwa Dio, FRSC’s sector commander in the state, disclosed this in an interview in Yola on Saturday.

According to him, during the period, the command recorded 126 road crashes involving 548 people.

The sector commander attributed the major causes of the accidents to excessive speeding, overloading of persons and goods, wrongful overtaking, and use of mobile phones while driving.

He, therefore, advised drivers and other road users to always abide by traffic rules and regulations to avoid mishaps.

“The drivers should understand that passengers have the right to reach their destination safely.

“Passengers also should be able to talk to the drivers on the need to obey traffic rules and regulations at all times,” he said.

Mr Dio said the command had embarked on educating motorists and the general public on traffic regulations through the media, mosques and churches, and motor parks to ensure the message reaches people to save lives.

He noted that some drivers have habitually engaged in overspeeding, especially due to the high fuel cost caused by subsidy removal to cover the time spent in the park.

Mr Dio cautioned that such habits portend danger and always result in high casualty in case of accidents.

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