Lagos records 74 deaths from traffic crashes in Q2 2022 – FRSC
The Lagos Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of 74 deaths were recorded in various traffic crashes in the second quarter of 2022 in the state.
The Zonal Commanding Officer, Asst. Corp Marshal, Peter Kibo made the disclosure during the 2022 Ember month campaign flag-off on Wednesday in Lagos.
Kibo, represented by the Lagos Sector Commander, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide said 232 people were injured within the period.
He added that 10 deaths were recently recorded in the Ishagamu fire accident. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the Ember Months Campaign is, “Avoid Speeding, Overloading, Unsafe Tyres, to Arrive Alive”.
He said that road safety and management were everybody’s business. Kibo said though the gridlock in Lagos helps in reducing accidents, excess speed, lack of discipline and failure to obey traffic rules have resulted in road crashes in the state. The zonal commander urged commuters to always caution drivers against speeding and other actions inimical to road safety.