The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 4,387 people were killed in road traffic crashes across the 36 States and the FCT from January to June 2023.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal, Mr Bisi Kazeem said this on Sunday in an interview.
He explained that the accidents occurred due to night trips, untrained drivers, fatigue, route violation and other causes.
He said, “From January to June, a total of 4,387 people were killed as a result of road traffic crashes. The Corps also recorded 14,108 injuries from the crashes within the same period.
“These crashes occurred as a result of night trips, fatigue, route violation, dangerous overtaking, use of worn out/expired tyres, and speeding.
“And you know our men do not operate at night, as such these drivers take advantage of our absence on the road at night to violate established traffic regulations,” he said.
Kazeem said one of the key reasons for those crashes was that most of them were manned by untrained or partially trained and inexperienced drivers.
This, he said, was discovered through painstaking investigation and research.