More road accidents on Valentine’s day: FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday said about 27 per cent of road crashes recorded across the country between 2008 and 2011 occurred during Valentine’s Day celebrations in the month of February.
The Corps Education Officer, Nsebong Akpabio said in statement that there was an increase in crashes during Valentine’s day by 27 per cent “even as the Corps is projecting a corresponding increase of 1,300 injured persons from this year’s Valentine celebration-related road crashes, in comparison with 1,024 and 661 injured persons recorded in 2010 and 2011 respectively while total cases of road crashes are projected to trend up to 500 this year in view of last year’s figure of 316 reported cases.”
Mr Akpabio said that a comprehensive analysis of road crashes from 12th to18th February, in the last four years “show that 2008 had 86 deaths and 551 injured persons in 268 reported cases of road crashes while 2009 recorded 99 deaths and 428 injured persons in 187 road crashes.”
Similarly, 70 persons were killed with 661 others injured in 227 road crashes in 2010 while last year’s figures stood at 172 deaths and 1,024 injured persons in 316 road crashes.
The Corps then appeal to fun seekers to ensure strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations in order to avoid road crashes.