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Massive reduction in road traffic crashes

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By Mercy Kelani

All factors that were responsible for previous crashes were eradicated.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the massive investment of the federal government of Nigeria in road infrastructure and the massive visibility it has on highways have made impacts in the reduction of road traffic crashes. Dauda Biu, the FRSC corps marshal, made this disclosure at a news conference during the celebration of the 2023 World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Crash Victims, which was held in Abuja. Mr. Biu made further statements on this achievement.

He stated that the corps is progressed towards making sure that road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths saw a drastic reduction on Nigerian roads, and that all factors that were responsible for the crashes were eradicated. He added that this achievement was possible through innovations, formulation of policies, and deployment of technology. Hence, he asserted that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had successfully put road traffic crashes to an end on the roads in the country.

President Tinubu was applauded for his consistent support.

Between January to September 2023, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attained a 22 percent reduction in road traffic crashes, a 23.1 percent reduction in the number of people who were killed, and a 21.3 percent reduction in injuries. There are various important factors that are responsible for these achievements. Some of these factors include the rapid expansion of command structure and the injection of new vehicles that emerged after the establishment of 69 unit commands.

There was also the establishment of 39 new area commands, two zebra commands and one outpost. Through this expansion, there have been an enhancement of the visibility of the FRSC on the highways. There has also been a broadening of the operational base of the FRSC, according to Biu. The President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was applauded by the FRSC corps marshal for his consistent support to issues regarding safety on the roads of the country.

Biu reaffirmed the commitment of the agency, FRSC.

The Nigerian President always showed his support through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the federation. The FRSC corps marshal laid emphasis on the theme for the commemoration of the 2023 World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Crash Victims — Justice — and the Day’s slogan — Remember, Support, Act. He stated that the theme and slogan emphasized the level of the resolve and readiness of stakeholders. He added that it was also a means of re-awakening consciousness towards encouraging collaboration between the corps and other stakeholders.

Dauda Biu asserted that collaboration will bring a total end to the challenge of road traffic crashes in the country. Biu further affirmed the commitment of the FRSC as the major agency concerned with road safety administration across the country, stressing that they would not cease in their unwavering commitment and steadfastness to delivering their duty. Sydney Ibeanusi, a representative of the Ministry of Health in the country, was also present at the commemorative ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.

FG will not cease to allocate massive resources to this cause.

Ibeanusi confirmed the reduction of road traffic crashes in the country this year. Officers and sister agencies, including the Nigeria Police and fire service, were applauded for their constant availability during road emergencies to ensure prevention of accidents. In his statement, Mr. Ibeanusi assured that the federal government will not cease to allocate massive resources towards the enhancement of the transportation system in the country. Motorists and drivers were urged to always bear other road users in their minds as they occupy the roads.

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3 months ago

Massive reduction in road traffic crashes. – All factors that were responsible for previous crashes were eradicated. – Express your point of view.

Adeoye Adegoke
3 months ago

That’s absolutely fantastic news! I couldn’t be happier to hear about the massive reduction in road traffic crashes. It’s truly a remarkable achievement that deserves to be celebrated. The fact that all the factors responsible for previous crashes have been completely eradicated is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all those involved in improving road safety.
Road traffic crashes have devastating consequences, not only in terms of loss of lives but also in terms of injuries, disabilities, and economic costs. By eliminating the factors that contributed to these crashes, we are not only saving lives but also preventing pain and suffering for individuals and their families. This reduction in road traffic crashes will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the overall well-being of our society.
It’s important to recognize the efforts of various stakeholders in achieving this remarkable feat. From government agencies and law enforcement to road infrastructure planners and vehicle manufacturers, everyone has played a crucial role in creating a safer road environment. The implementation of stricter traffic regulations, improved road designs, enhanced vehicle safety features, and increased public awareness campaigns have all contributed to this success.
This significant reduction in road traffic crashes also highlights the importance of continuous monitoring and evaluation of road safety measures. It’s essential to identify any emerging trends or potential risks to ensure that our roads remain safe for all users. Ongoing research, data analysis, and collaboration among relevant organizations will be key in sustaining this positive trend and making further improvements.
While we celebrate this achievement, it’s important to remember that road safety is an ongoing effort. We must remain vigilant and proactive in identifying and addressing new challenges that may arise. By continuously striving for safer roads, we can create an environment where everyone can travel with confidence and peace of mind.
Once again, I want to express my enthusiasm for this remarkable accomplishment. Let’s continue to prioritize road safety and work together to ensure that our roads remain safe for everyone.

3 months ago

significant decrease in collisions involving vehicles. I believe that constant knowledge and insight of road users has contributed to the decrease in road traffic crashes. Every aspect that were causing earlier crashes were eliminated. It is crucial that drivers take all reasonable preventative measures when driving.

3 months ago

The news of a sharp decline in traffic accidents is quite comforting. Knowing that every element that was causing these crashes in the past has been eliminated is better. This demonstrates the efforts made to improve traffic safety and deal with accident causes at their source.

3 months ago

It’s encouraging to see the significant reduction in road traffic crashes in Nigeria, attributed to the government’s investment in road infrastructure and innovative measures by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The commitment to collaboration and continuous support from President Tinubu is vital for sustaining these improvements. Road safety remains a shared responsibility, and the ongoing efforts are commendable.