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35 killed, 270 injured in Anambra Road accidents – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps revealed that Anambra State experienced a notable reduction in road accidents between January and November this year, with 35 fatalities and 270 injuries recorded in 97 road crashes.

The Sector Commander, CC Adeoye Irelewuyi, shared these statistics during a media forum sit-out with the command.

Irelewuyi stated, “From January to 30th November 2023, we recorded a total of 97 Road Traffic Crashes, involving 820 persons. Twenty-five of the RTCs were fatal, resulting in 35 deaths and 270 injuries. This signifies a significant improvement compared to 2022 records, where 132 RTCs involving 1,048 persons were recorded, with 42 being fatal, claiming 64 lives and injuring 306 persons.”

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The Sector Commander emphasized the command’s commitment to creating a safer motoring environment despite security threats and high risks to personnel safety.

He reported the arrest of 1,953 offenders with 2,119 offenses and the impoundment of 332 vehicles in 2023, demonstrating an improvement compared to the previous year.

Irelewuyi announced the commencement of Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Crashes nationwide from December 15, 2023, to January 15, 2024.

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As part of the preparations, about 1000 personnel, including regular and Special Marshals, will be deployed statewide.

The operation aims to enhance traffic management, enforcement, and public enlightenment to further reduce road accidents.

He stated, “The Command will continue to strive harder to ensure the achievement of the Corps’ Corporate Strategic goals as well as the United Nations target of reducing RTCs by 50% by the year 2030.”

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