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FCT records 159 deaths, 1,572 injuries in 850 crashes in 11 months – FRSC

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 FCT records 159 deaths 1 572 injuries in 850 crashes in 11 months FRSC
FCT records 159 deaths, 1,572 injuries in 850 crashes in 11 months – FRSC

1 According to the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, a total of 850 traffic accidents have been recorded in the FCT, killing 159 and injuring 1,572 between January and November.

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2 Sector Commander, RS7.1 Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Oga Ochi, revealed this during the 2021 Marshals Special Sector Workshop on Saturday in Abuja.

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3 The theme of the workshop is “Volunteering beyond the smoldering months: the role of special commissioners in the fight against road accidents”.

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4 Mr Ochi identified exceeding the speed limit as one of the main challenges facing road use in the FCT due to a number of good roads in the territory.

5 He said road users often took advantage of good roads and tended to “speed”, adding that 75 percent of crashes were due to speeding.

6 “Between January and November 19, 2021, a total of 850 road accidents (RTC) were recorded in the FCT, leaving 159 dead and 1,572 injured.

7 “If not quickly corrected and reversed, this trend could be a major obstacle to FCT’s economic growth.

8 “The giant challenges caused by the increase in the rate of RTC are the lack of obedience to traffic rules, the impatience of road users and the relative lack of recognition of the traffic rules.

9 “The reversing tasks contained in the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 demanded that special commissioners prepare for better performance beyond the months of embers campaign.

10 “We must take advantage of the enabling environment created by the competent leadership of the Corps and the CTF to maximize our service delivery to road users in the CTF,” he said.

11 Mr. Ochi urged all special commissioners not to use the workshop as a time to reflect on past and present strategies to achieve “zero road fatalities”.

12 He commended the Special Commissioners for their tremendous impact on all forms of road safety activities in the CTF.

13 According to him, they have been effective in patrolling, educating the public, furnishing and renovating offices, rescuing operations, participating in search work, controlling traffic, keeping watch. municipal meetings and visits to churches / mosques, among others.

14 Zone coordinator, RS7, Usman Adaji, said the Special Marshal’s volunteers remained committed to making sure there was mental health on CTF roads.

15 Mr. Adaji urged volunteers to abide by the rules and regulations governing road safety activities, urging them to ensure discipline, dedication and cooperative spirit to achieve the mandate of the FRSC.

16 According to him, the Special Marshal is the voluntary arm of the FRSC and when you enter you must abide by the rules and regulations of the corp.

17 FCT coordinator Sani Adisa thanked the corps marshal and his commanders for the opportunity given to the special marshals to review their strategy in order to contribute their quota to road safety activities.

18 Mr. Adisa said that there had been a positive turnaround in the command of the FCT and RS7.1 sector thanks to the influence of the work of Special Marshal in addition to the activities of the corps.

19 He said FCT residents were receiving adequate road safety messages through the hiring of special patrol commissioners.

20 According to him, the marshals are committed to ensuring that the FRSC succeeds in fulfilling its mandates and also to ensure that the RTC is significantly reduced on Nigerian roads, especially during the holiday season.

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