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Lagos records 22 road crash deaths in two months —FRSC

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The Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has said that it recorded 342 road accidents that claimed 22 lives in the state between January and February 2024.

The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Babatunde Farinloye, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with on Tuesday.

had reported that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, said a total of 5,081 people were killed in various road traffic crashes across the country in 2023.

Biu had noted that 10,617 road traffic crashes were recorded and 31,874 were injured stressing that the figures represented a significant reduction in road crashes, fatalities, and injuries compared to the data recorded in 2022.

Babatunde noted that speeding was the primary cause of road crashes in the state and urged drivers to exercise patience while driving on the expressway.

He added that FRSC officers are committed to apprehending reckless drivers and restoring order on Lagos highways.

He said, “The major cause of the accident is speeding. Some motorists drive above their limit, and it is likely to lead to an accident. Three things can be linked to accidents: the human factor, the mechanical factor, and the vehicle factor.

“Other factors include disregard for traffic rules, underage driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol consumption, rickety vehicles, are the cause of accidents on Lagos Highway because of poor maintenance.”

He added that a mobile court has been arranged to arraign any driver caught driving recklessly in the State.

“We are going to arrest and prosecute such vehicles when we see them on the road. It is the function of the vehicle inspection officer to check vehicles, but the FRSC performs the free vehicle check. If a vehicle is arrested, it is whatever the court says that is final. There is a mobile court in Lagos for prosecution but prosecution does not mean you will go to court at all costs,” he concluded.