Auto Accidents Claim 170 Lives In Katsina

No less than 170 people lost their lives in road accidents across Katsina State’s 34 council areas last year. Of the number, 147 were adult males, 16 females, and seven children.

Also last year, 717 sustained injuries from accidents, including 680 adults and 37 children, with a total of 1,217 involved in accidents. The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Abdu Sule, said the accidents were mostly due to reckless driving by motorists.
Sule said 3,661 vehicular offenders were apprehended in 2015, while 3,899 offences were treated, with same number educated on importance on road safety. He said the command produced and issued 3,742 drivers’ licences, while 16 road traffic signs were installed within and outside the state metropolis.
He said zebra crossings were made on road leading to eight schools, while sensitisation was carried out in 240 radio, and 48 television programmes. He also said rallies were conducted 53 times at motor parks, while several road audits were carried out in the year under review.

Credit: NationalMirror