Road accident: Speed violation causes 42.7% – FRSC

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Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, FRSC

The Zonal Commanding Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of Ogun and Lagos States, Mr Shehu Zaki, says speed violations caused 42.7 per cent of road accidents in the country.

Zaki made this known on Tuesday at the annual Zonal Ember month’s sensitisation and safety awareness programme organised for commercial drivers at Owena Motor Park in Ojota, Lagos.

According to him, the National Bureau of Statistics reports recognise speed violation as a major cause of road traffic crashes accounting for 42.69 per cent of the total crashes reported in the first quarter of 2017.

“Loss of control and dangerous driving followed closely as they accounted for 12.7 and 7.3 per cent respectively.

“Statistics show that an estimated vehicle population of 12.5 million plies Nigerian roads and 53.8 per cent of the vehicles are…

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