Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has said that it recorded 109 road traffic crashes, 13 fatal accidents, 19 deaths and 43 injured persons in the month of June this year.
Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mrs. Susan Ajenge made the disclosure yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja on speed limiter award ceremony/sensitisation rally in collaboration with Total E & P.
Ajenge, who said that excessive speed was responsible for all the crashes in the month of June, stressed that the FCT had the highest number road crashes among the 19 states in the north.
The FRSC boss called on stakeholders across the country to collaborate with the corps to actualise its set goals, saying that press men should also help to disseminate information to motorists on the importance of fixing speed limiter devices in their cars.
According to her, “In addition to the efforts of FRSC in sensitising our road users on the need for road safety consciousness, we are soliciting the help of stakeholders, particularly the press, both the print and electronic media to help take up challenges by way of disseminating messages to the public.”
After the briefing, Total E & P donated 30 speed limiter devices and 10 traffic mirrors to the FCT FRSC as part of their support and encouragement towards ensuring that motorists embrace fixing the device in their cars.
Executive general manager, Corporate Services, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Vincent Nnadi said that speed limits do not only help reduce road-related deaths, but could also conserve energy and omission, saying that through that, saving could be achieved.
“Some studies have it that 60% of deaths on our roads are linked to accidents caused by excessive speed. This is why all hands must be on deck to reduce this carnage on our roads. Speed limiters are bold steps in the right direction,” he said.
Nnadi called on other corporate organisations and well meaning individuals to support the efforts of the government through the FRSC in enforcing speed limits on the nation’s roads.


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