112 Anambra Road Crashes killed 40 in 2023 – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps has disclosed that it recorded 112 road crashes in Anambra State which claimed 40 lives between January and December 2023.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Adeoye Irelewuyi, disclosed this at the end of the 2023 award event and Durbar programme on Friday in Awka.

“Anambra state recorded a decrease of 22.22 per cent in incidence of road traffic crashes in the year 2023 when compared with 2022. We recorded a total of 144 road traffic crashes in 2022 while having only 112 occurrences recorded in 2023.

“Fatality also decreased by 42.86 per cent over that of 2022. While 70 persons died in road accidents in 2022, 40 died in 2023. The command equally recorded positive development on other parameters which include offenders and offences, drivers’ licence production as well as number plate production,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Irelewuyi as saying.

He added that the corps’ strategies for enforcement were patrol operations, mobile court sittings, public enlightenment, stakeholders’ collaboration, and research partnership.

“We have set a target to surpass the 2023 record and reduce road crashes on Anambra roads by 60 per cent. We, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders to continue to support the (sector) command in every area; road safety is everybody’s business,” he added.

Punch / Saudat Adetunji

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