Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command, has disclosed that 128 people lost their lives in 376 road traffic crashes recorded in the state between January and October 2023 .
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Lagos Sector Commander, Mr Babatunde Farinloye, made this know at news conference in Lagos on Thursday.
The news conference was organised to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Farinloye stated that 1,842 people and 662 vehicles were involved in crashes during the period, saying 237 people sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The probable causes being excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloadin,” he said.
The FRSC Sector Commander said the command would continue to deploy all paraphernalia of enforcement and advocacy to curb the rate and spate of crashes on roads
On World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Farinloye said the day was adopted and recognised by the UN through Resolution A/60/2005 to remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads.
“The annual global advocacy event is designated to recognise and pay respect to the thousands of people who are killed and injured as a result of road traffic crashes.
“The day is also to sensitise the living on safe road practices,” he said.
He identified other aim of marking the event was to provide a platform for traffic victims and their families to remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads and to promote actions to stop crashes.
He said, “Others are to acknowledges the crucial work of the emergency service, advocate for better support for road traffic victims and their families.
“Also,it is to promotes evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries.”