Fatality rate in Ogun drops by 38.5% in 2017- FRSC


The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) on Friday said that the fatality rate from road crashes in Ogun declined from 270 in 2016 to 166 in 2017.

Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, made this known at the 12th Annual Road Safety Walk in Lagos.

The Safety Walk entitled “Safer Mental Health and Safety Roads’’, was organised by Ogun FRSC in collaboration with Temidayo Ogan Child Safety and Support ( TOCSS ) Foundation.

The Safety Walk covered Alagbo-Ile, Akute, Ojodu Abiodun and Yakoyo.

Oladele said that the theme was in line with the FRSC’s slogan and United Nations’ slogan for Road Safety 2011 to 2020.

The sector commander said that the fatality rate declined from 307 in 2015 to 166 in 2017 due to safety awareness and cooperation from the stakeholders.

Oladele said that there was the need to do more by educating the public on safety issues to be cautious.

He, however, implored motorists with unstable mind to desist from driving in order not to endanger the lives of other road users.

“We encourage people to have a stable mind.

“If you know that you have family problems or you just lost your job, you are advised not to drive because you are as dangerous as the man who is drunk,” he said.

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