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Anambra witnesses positive strides in RTCs as 35 die in Jan-Nov 2023 against 64 death recorded in 2022

by Akeem Adeyemi
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Anambra State has seen notable progress in road safety, according to recent statistics released by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The data, spanning from January to November this year, indicates a significant improvement in reducing road traffic crashes (RTCs) compared to the previous year.

CC Adeoye Irelewuyi, the Sector Commander, shared that the state recorded 97 RTCs during the mentioned period, involving 820 individuals. Of these incidents, 25 were fatal, resulting in the loss of 35 lives and injuries to 270 persons.

The current figures represent a considerable decrease from the 2022 records, where 132 RTCs involving 1,048 individuals were reported, with 42 being fatal, leading to 64 fatalities and 306 injuries.

Despite challenges such as security threats and risks to personnel safety, the Anambra Sector Command remains resilient in its commitment to creating a safer motoring environment.

Notably, the command has made strides in enforcement activities, with 1,953 offenders arrested and 2,119 offences recorded, along with the impoundment of 332 vehicles.

In preparation for Operation Zero Tolerance to RTC, scheduled to commence nationwide on December 15, 2023, the FRSC plans to deploy around 1000 personnel state-wide, comprising regular and Special Marshals.

This operation aims to further enhance traffic management, enforcement, and public enlightenment to achieve the Corps’ strategic goals and align with the United Nations’ target of a 50% reduction in RTCs by 2030.

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