131 Road Crashes In Just Concluded Easter Festivity—FRSC

857 Passengers involved; 405 Persons rescued; 84 rescued with injuries; 36 fatal crashes….

A total of 131 road crashes were recorded across Nigeria during the Easter Festival.

So says the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

The FRSC explained that on completion of its 2022 Easter Special Patrol, which lasted from April 14, 2022 to April 19, 2022, its officials
rescued 405 people without injuries from a total of 131 crashes nationwide involving 857.

It clarified that compared to 275 people that were rescued without injuries in the same period in 2021, FRSC achieved an increase of 47 per cent in the number of lives saved in 2022.

The Corps observed that there was a significant increase in the number of people rescued without injury during the 2022 Easter special patrol due to the wider coverage given to the operations within the period under consideration.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer of FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, the number of persons rescued with injuries from road traffic crashes during the celebration period was 84.

Mr. Kazeem said, out of the total number of 131 crashes recorded in 2022, 36 were fatal crashes, 72 were serious while 23 were minor.

He added that of the 857 persons involved in road traffic crashes during the 2022 Easter celebration period, a total of 84 people were killed as 213 Vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes across the nation during the period involving 15 tanker/trailers, 28 trucks, 40 buses, 85 cars, 35 motorcycles, 5 Tricycles, and 5 pickups.

Analysing the Corps’ records for the 2022 Easter special patrol with 2021, a total of 6634 offenders were apprehended in 2022, a total of 8097 offences were recorded in 2022, and a total of 3,187 impoundments were made.

The Corps also revealed that with respect to Mobile Court sittings that was spread across the country during the period, a total of 134 persons were arraigned in 2022 Easter Special Patrol, 88 offenders were convicted with option of fine, 21 were imprisoned and 20 persons got discharged and acquitted in 2022.

Kazeem noted that the Corps did not record any assault on its operatives and this could be attributed to enhanced stakeholders collaboration and engagement, increase in public enlightenment and introduction of body and vehicle camera for operatives.

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