The FRSC said 82 fatal crashes occurred in three Nigerian states.
More than 212 persons died in various road accidents between January and November this year in Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi States, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said.
The Head of Vehicles Administration of the Commission in Sokoto, Danjuma Aliyu, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in the state.
“In all, 82 fatal crashes were recorded in the zone during the period under review, 77 of which were critical,” he said.
Mr. Aliyu said that the commission had flagged off a nationwide operation to make ensure compliance with traffic rules and regulations by motorists.
“Nigerians must take safety as personal and collective responsibilities.
“It is only the living that celebrates and they are those who are careful. Accidents are not respecters of class or social status,” he warned.
He said that about 30,000 regular and special marshals across the country would be deployed to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebration.
“We, however, badly need the usual support and cooperation of all the stakeholders in the country to make our roads much safer.
“Nigerians must be disciplined drivers and commuters and respect the rights of others while on the wheels,” Mr. Aliyu pleaded.
He stressed the need for the provision of additional operational vehicles for the commission such as patrol vans, ambulances and towing vans.
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