According to the Federal Road Safety Corps’ Lagos Sector Command, between January and February of 2024, 342 traffic accidents in the state resulted in 22 fatalities.

Babatunde Farinloye, the state Sector Commander of the FRSC revealed this.

It was reported that 5,081 people nationwide lost their lives in various traffic-related incidents in 2023, according to FRSC Corps Marshal Dauda Biu.

Biu emphasized that the numbers showed a considerable decrease in traffic accidents, fatalities, and injuries when compared to the data recorded in 2022. She stated that 10,617 traffic crashes were reported, and 31,874 people were injured.

Babatunde reminded motorists to drive patiently on the expressway, pointing out that speeding was the state’s leading cause of traffic accidents.

He continued by saying that FRSC officers are dedicated to stopping irresponsible drivers and bringing peace back to the roads of Lagos.He declared, “Speeding is the main factor that led to the collision.”

There is a chance that an accident will occur when drivers drive over the speed limit. There are three factors that are associated with accidents: the vehicle, the mechanical, and the human element.”

Reckless vehicles, which are the cause of accidents on Lagos Highway due to poor maintenance, are among the other factors that include disregard for traffic rules, underage driving, and driving while intoxicated.”

He continued by saying that anyone found driving carelessly in the State will be charged in a mobile court.When we witness such vehicles on the road, we will make an arrest and pursue legal action.

While the FRSC handles the free vehicle check, vehicle inspection officers are responsible for inspecting vehicles. All that matters when a car is impounded is what the judge decides.

In Lagos, there is a mobile court available for prosecution, but being charged does not guarantee that you will appear in court,” he said in closing.

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