FG, World Bank Behind Accident Reduction In 2015 – FRSC
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that the reduction of Road Traffic Crashes(RTC), in 2015 by 12.99 per cent as due to the immense support of both the Federal Government and World Bank to the corp.
This was contained in a statement issued by the agency’s, Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Mr. Bisi Kazeem yesterday.
The Federal Government’s firm support towards the realisation of the commission’s goal contributed to the success the commission recorded in 2015 and that the timely intervention of the World Bank, especially at six critical corridors in the country, since 2013, had been of immense help to the commission
“Because of increased support in 2015, total fatalities reduced to 5,044 from 5,991 in 2014, while total RTC reduced to 9,031 compared to 10,380 in 2014, which amounts to 12.99 percent RTC reduction.“the statement read in part.
Oyeyemi in the statement further explained that 5,044 lives were lost to road crashes in 2015, which was 15.88 per cent reduction on the 5,996 lives lost in 2014.
He further revealed that human injuries as a result of road crashes reduced from 32,063 in 2014 to 27,782 in 2015, which represents 13.35 per cent reduction.