Good News? 22 Deaths In Two Months?
Should we actually celebrate this?
The FRSC in Edo state said on Monday that it recorded 22 deaths in Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) between April and May.
This figure looks alarming but amazingly, the FRSC says with 10 deaths in April and 12 in May, there has been a drop, and this is something to be happy about.
The total casualties involved in the crashes within the period under review was 187, with 101 recorded in April and 86 in May.
Of that of the figure, 165 persons were injured in the 44 RTCs that occurred across the state within the period.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Samuel Odukoya, attributed the drop to commercial vehicle owners’ compliance with the directive to install speed limit device.
He, however, said that it had come to the notice of the command that some commercial transport companies were readjusting the speed limit device installed in their vehicles.
“We will soon clamp down on those transport companies,” he said.
Odukoya also said that the command was constantly sensitising motorists on the need to be careful and avoid reckless driving during the rainy season.