The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Plateau state Command said 29 persons have been reported killed between January and June in 106 motor crashes across the State. The Public Relation Officer of the command Mr Bala Mathew confirmed this in Jos adding that no fewer than 188 persons got severely injured.
Bala attributed the rate of road carnage in the state to reckless driving, over speeding, overloading by commercial drivers and wrongful overtaking with speed violation accounting for about 65 percent of the factors of road accidents in plateau state.
He however expresses delight when he announced that there was over 50 per cent reduction in the rate of accidents in the state compare to same period under review in 2014.
“Within the same period in 2014 we recorded 39 deaths with 384 persons injured in 125 crashes which indicate over 50 per cent reduction” he said.
The image maker of the corps attributed the gross reduction in rate of road carnage in the state to the resilient of the officers and men of the corps as they ensured that massive sensitization was carried out.
Bala called on motorists to desist from overloading, making calls while driving and most especially over speeding. He also charged them to abstain from dangerous and wrongful overtaking and any other negative act that could cause accident.
Also, last week Zone 4 of the FRSC command consisting of Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue states got a new Commanding Officer, Mr Aliyu Gummi who was redeployed from Portharcourt’s Command following the redeployment of senior officers of the Corps by the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, Boboye Oyeyemi