The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, said that one hundred and sixty two persons died in various accidents in the first quarter of the year.
The Zonal commanding officer, Mr. Samuel Obayemi, disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Kaduna State after decorating four officers who were promoted, to their next ranks in the zone.
Mr. Obayemi said that the analysis of accident statistics in the first quarter of the year showed that one hundred and nineteen cases were recorded as against two hundred and eighty one during the same period last year.
He said that the positive result was realized in spite of the various challenges of logistics and inadequate public awareness faced by the zonal command.
Similarly, he listed other challenges facing the zone as the inability of the command to fully enforce the use of crash helmets by motorcyclists and over speeding by some segment of unregistered road transport workers.
The Zonal commander appealed to the Government to deploy more operational vehicles to the zone for effective patrol of the major roads in Kaduna State.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:04)