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Road crashes claim 31 lives in Adamawa state in seven months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adamawa State Command has confirmed that  31 lives were lost to road accidents, as well as 274 persons sustained various degrees of injuries  from January to July this year

Penpushing reports that the Sector Commander Yelwa Dio, made this known on Saturday in Yola, adding that during the period, the command recorded 126 road crashes involving 548 people, attributing  the major causes of the accidents to excessive speeding, overloading of persons and goods, wrongful overtaking and use of mobile phones while driving.

The Sector Commander, however, advised drivers and other road users to always abide by traffic rules and regulations to avoid mishaps, stressing on need for the drivers to understand that passengers have the right to reach destinations safely

‘The drivers should understand that passengers have the right to reach their destination safely. Passengers also should be able to talk to the drivers on the need to obey traffic rules and regulations at all times”, he said.

Penpushing further reports that the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) boss disclosed that the command had embarked on educating motorists and the general public on traffic regulations through the media, in the mosques and churches as well as in motor parks in order to ensure that the message reach people to save lives.

The Sector Commanded pointed out  that some drivers have formed the habit of engaging in overspeeding, especially due to the high cost of fuel occasioned by subsidy removal, in order to cover the time spent in the park, however, cautioned that such habit portends danger and always results in high casualty in case of accidents.

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