Oyeyemi decries alarming improve in highway accidents, fatalities in 2020
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday stated that the primary quarter of 2020 witnessed alarming improve in highway accidents and fatalities.
Oyeyemi made the assertion in an interview with newsmen on the inauguration of the Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) and Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Promotion Course on the FRSC Academy, Enugu.
The corps marshal stated that the interval underneath overview recorded a 4.5 per cent improve in automobile crash and fatalities.
He described the statistics as comparatively alarming and attributed the incidences to extreme velocity by highway customers arising from enchancment in highway infrastructure throughout the nation.
Oyeyemi stated “whereas the administration of the FRSC commends President Muhammadu Buhari for the huge highway rehabilitation throughout the nation, we have to put in place counter-measures to examine incidences of accidents.
“Over speeding accounts for more than 50 per cent of the causes of road crashes and that is why we have started full enforcement of use of speed limiting device for commercial drivers,”.
The Corps Marshall additionally counseled the Federal Government for supporting the FRSC in build up its logistics however known as for extra assist.
“There has been a continuous buildup of our logistics within the last three years. However, we need more logistics to counter the challenges on our roads,” he stated.
According to Oyeyemi, FRSC wants extra bikes, autos and radar weapons to counter the issue.
He stated that the FRSC was making efforts to determine its presence in all 774 native authorities areas excluding the riverine areas.
On the 2019 promotion course, Oyeyemi stated that no fewer than 362 ACC and DCC had been collaborating within the train.
The corps marshal stated that the officers should be bodily match to do the job, including that the FRSC wouldn’t compromise well being requirements.
“The new policy is that if you are not physically fit, the medical team will send you back,” Oyeyemi stated.