FRSC Laments Frequent Auto Crashes In Bauchi

The Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Zone 12, Assistant Corp Marshal Rotimi Adeleye, has expressed concern over the frequent crashes caused by over-speeding in Bauchi State.
The FRSC Zone 12 comprises Bauchi, Yobe and Borno states with the headquarters in Bauchi.
Adeleye while answering questions from journalists during a “simulation exercise” in preparedness of the FRSC’s annual ‘Operation

Zero’campaign aimed at reducing road traffic crashes lamented that over-speeding was the main cause of the crashes.
The PUNCH had reported that multiple crashes involving three vehicles and a motorcycle occurred on Sunday at Bambal Village along Kano-Jama’are highway and at Duhuwar Kura village, along Azare-Zaki road, leading to the death of 20 people with 16 of them burnt beyond recognition.
Speaking on the two crashes, he said, “It is a very worrisome issue that these crashes happened on the road that was inaugurated just about a week ago; and it is now getting clear to us that the better the road, the more crashes we have. The first crash happened at 6.30 pm while the second one happened at 7 pm, the same day.
“At an interval of 30 minutes, we lost 20 people, it’s very unfortunate. The main discovery and observation is overspeeding. So, we have resolved to continue with the aggressive public enlightenment within our community.”
He also said the simulation was happening simultaneously across eight states.
“We are not interested in enforcement or bookings right now, but we are keeping track; those people who don’t have driver’s license, those people who intend to make the road horrible for other road users to stay away, so that everybody will enjoy a peaceful Yuletide,” he stated.
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