Data gathered from the just concluded June 2017 Eid El Fitri Special Patrol by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed significant decrease in road accidents fatality rates when compared to the year 2016 Eid El Fitri.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, a 32 per cent reduction in fatality rate was recorded in the 2017 Sallah special patrol operations compared to 2017 and a 31 per cent reduction in road crashes was also attained.
He explained that there were reductions in serious cases of crash victims, 24 per cent, and minor cases, 43 per cent.
Meanwhile, Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi has commended the improvement, which also saw a drop in number of traffic offences by 9.67 per cent and number of traffic offenders by 13.93 per cent.
Also, the Corps Marshal commended the Corps’ Regular and Special Marshals deployed for the Special Patrol operations and called for continuos cooperation with sister agencies nationwide.