The spate of road accident in Nigeria is yet to decline but rather increasing as about 1, 200 people involved in road accident in Ogun state alone in the year 2021.
This was revealed in statement signed on Sunday by the Public Education Officer of Ogun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mrs. Florence Okpe.
The command noted in the statement that over 300 lives were lost in various road accidents in State in 2021. According to the command, over 200 vehicles were involved in accident in the state in the year 2021.
According to the command, Sienna vehicles otherwise known as space buses had high involvement in the crashes during the year 2021, adding that over 77 per cent of the accidents in 2021 is as a result of speed violation which was due to human error.
The command therefore urge commercial motorists especially owners of Sienna vehicles to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles and desist from acts that could pose as threats to them and other road users.
“The year 2021 was characterised by an upsurge in Road Traffic Crashes in Ogun state. Against this backdrop, the FRSC in Ogun has initiated plans to reduce Road Traffic Crashes. The command will deploy Radar Guns for speed detection and control.
“Also, it will sustain the enforcement of the installation of Speed Limiting Devices in commercial vehicles as a whole and by extension Sienna vehicles which have been observed to have high involvement in crashes.
“The enforcement which is scheduled to take effect as soon as possible will be collaboratively carried out with other sister agencies like the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police among others. The operation is scheduled to hold across the state especially the major corridors. Radar guns will be used to check the speed of vehicles and detect any erring motorists,” he said.