The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of 413 people were killed, while 2,157 people were injured in 480 road accidents across Bauchi State in 2021.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘The annual RTC Report in 4,000km road network in Bauchi State,’ by the Sector Commander, FRSC Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi on Sunday.
TOS NEWS had reported that 228 people died in 831 road accidents in Ogun state in 2021, according to Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) last Friday.
The Sector Commander noted that 80 per cent of the vehicles involved in the accidents were those passing through the state, adding that the common causes of the accidents were speed violation, reckless driving, and wrongful overtaken.
He assured that the FRSC was doing all within its powers to reduce these road traffic crashes to the barest minimum through aggressive public enlightenment and enforcement of the use of Speed Limiting Device and other measures.
Abdullahi said, “From January to December, 2021, Bauchi State recorded a total of 480 road traffic crashes in the 4,000kms road network in the state.
“These are made up of 162 fatal crashes and 307 serious crashes. A total of 3,586 people were involved. No fewer than 413 people were killed in these crashes while 2,157 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The common causes of these crashes which we identified are speed violation, reckless driving and wrongful overtaking.
“The time of most of these road traffic crashes is evening and night. Also, 80 percent of these crashes involve commercial vehicles passing through the state.
“Speed violation and wrongful overtaking are the major causes of the RTC. Speeding remains the number one source of worry for the corps personnel in road safety management.
“The corps would do its best to ensure that RTC resulting from speeding is reduced to the barest minimum in 2022.
“The corps would continue to monitor road usage to guard against dangerous driving, among other causes of RTC. The public should call toll free numbers 122 during emergencies get quick and prompt responses from the FRSC.”