The Ogun Command of the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC) says 217 individuals died in 547 street site visitors crashes from January to August within the state.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, disclosed this in the course of the flag-off of the final quarter of the yr “Ember months’’ marketing campaign within the state on Tuesday in Abeokuta.
Umar defined that the command rescued over 1,338 individuals in several motor site visitors accidents in the course of the interval below evaluation.
In response to him, the excessive site visitors on Lagos -Sagamu, Sagamu-Ijebu Ode-Ajebandele and different expressways within the state made the state susceptible to a excessive document of crashes and accidents.
“Financial and social actions enhance throughout Ember months, these actions make the roads busier and extra susceptible to crashes and gridlock.
“FRSC’s Ember months operation is subsequently aimed toward minimising crashes and gridlocks alongside main corridors within the nation,” he stated.
The sector commander stated that the command would proceed to interact the management of varied transport unions to make sure compliance with site visitors rules and COVID -19 protocols, NAN experiences.