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85 people killed in 133 Edo road accidents in six months: FRSC

The number of road accidents were on the decrease in the state due to safety measures put in place by the corps, Mr Benamaisia said.

• July 28, 2022
Road accident scene and FRSC officers
Road accident scene and FRSC officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 85 people were killed in 133 road accidents involving 974 persons in Edo from January to June, 2022.

FRSC sector commander in Edo, Henry Benamaisia, said  this in an interview in Benin on Thursday.

Mr Benamaisia said that most of the accidents happened along the Agbede-Ewu axis of the Benin-Auchi road and the Okada-Ofosu axis of Benin-Ore-express road.

He, however, added that the number of road accidents were on the decrease in the state due to safety measures put in place by the corps.

“Road accidents reduced from 32 recorded in January to 23 in April and  to 15 in June.

“We have put up a speed calming device in the crash prone areas along the Benin-Auchi road; our men carry red flags beckoning on drivers to reduce their speed.

“The enforcement of speed limit devices is also ongoing as well as public enlightenment and advocacy visits.

“We are also training Community First Respondents in crash prone areas to report crashes to FRSC as well as give first aid treatment to victims,” he said.

He explained further that 10,528 road traffic offenders were booked for 12,552 offences during the period under review.

He added that a total of 9,509 vehicles were impounded during the same period.  

(NAN)

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