The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has attributed the reduction of Road Traffic Crashes, RTC, in 2015 by 12.99 percent to Federal Government’s and the World Bank’s robust support to the commission.
Oyeyemi, in a statement issued by the FRSC Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Mr. Bisi Kazeem,said: “Because of increased support in 2015, total fatalities reduced to 5,044 from 5,991 in 2014, while total RTC reduced to 9,031 compared to 10,380 in 2014, which amounts to 12.99 percent RTC reduction.“
He disclosed that 5,044 lives were lost to road crashes in 2015, which was 15.88 percent reduction on the 5,996 lives lost in 2014. The statement said human injuries as a result of road crashes reduced from 32,063 in 2014 to 27,782 in 2015, which amounts to 13.35 percent reduction.
The statement noted that Federal Government’s firm support towards the realisation of the commission’s mandate went a long way in ensuring the success recorded in 2015. It said that the timely intervention of the World Bank, especially at six critical corridors in the country, since 2013, had been of immense help to the commission.