FRSC Records Low Road Crashes in Kwara in 2023

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kwara Command has said that it recorded reduction in road traffic crashes and fatality within the state, in the outgone year 2023.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relation Officer (PRO) Olayinka Basambo, recently in Ilorin.

“The Sector Commander, Corps Commander Dawulung said that the number of crashes reduced from 348 in 2022 to 307 in 2023, representing 11.78% decrease.

“He further said that the fatality figure also dropped from 231 in 2022 to 196 in 2023, representing 15.15%decrease,” Basambo said.

The PRO said that the achievement was as a result of resilience and commitment of officers and men of the Command, in pursuit of goal 1 of the 2023 FRSC Corporate Strategic Goals.

She explained that their goal was to stipulate 5% reduction in Road Traffic Deaths.

Basambo also stated that in December 2023, road traffic crash figures reduced to 26, compared with 41 recorded in December 2022, representing 36.58% decrease.

Also, fatality reduced from 14 in December 2022 to 11 in December 2023, representing 21.43%decrease.

She noted that the end of year Special Patrol Operations tagged “ Operations Zero Tolerance” which commenced from December 15, to last in January 15, was one of the reason for the reduction.

The PRO said that especially during Christmas and New Year period, which heralded the increase in deployment of personnel and equipment also establishment of Help Areas, for prompt response to Road Traffic Crashes.

“According to the Sector Commander, the Command also developed a plan for the execution of it’s mandate in 2024, to include deepening of it’s enforcement against road traffic crash and fatality.

“Also, high risk factors such as speed, non use of seatbelt and child restraint, non use of crash helmets, use of phone while driving and drunk driving amongst others,” she said.

Basambo reiterated that the command would continue their sensitisation in public places, which is a key instrument in the reorientation of road users towards safer road traffic practices.

“We will also leverage on the subsisting collaboration with our stake holders, including the media in promoting road safety practices.

“We also advise road users and drivers in particular to always adhere to road traffic regulations as measure to avoid road traffic crashes,” she said.