The Zonal Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has revealed that between January and December 2023, a total of 604 deaths were recorded in 1196 road crashes in Osun, Oyo and Ondo States.
Meshach Jatau, the FRSC Zonal Commander in charge of Osun, Oyo and Ondo States made this known during an interview with journalists in Osogbo on Friday.
According to Jatau, “3,266 people also got injured in road accidents in the three states within the period.
“A total of 7,833 people were involved in road accidents while 3,963 were rescued within the 12-month period under review.”
Jatau also disclosed that the Command within the period under review was able to intercept 72,388 drivers for various violations of traffic rules and regulations in 2023.
”We were able to apprehend 72,388 motorists in 2023 and we educated about 40,338 within the 12 months under review.
He also assured that the Corps will not renege on its responsibility to keep the highways safe.
”The FRSC in the zone will not shirk its responsibilities by ensuring that improved driving habits lead to safer highways in the country.”
The FRSC boss charged personnel of the corps to discharge their duties with professionalism in order not to constitute security nuisance on the highways.
“The corps would continue to strategise with transport stakeholders towards ensuring safety on highways,” he concluded.