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OYO State Sector Commander,Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Yusuf Salami, on Tuesday, said it recorded 277
deaths, 1,126 injured persons in 260 road crashes in the
state from January to July.
Salami made this known while briefing members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on ways to reduce road accidents in the state. He bemoaned human negligence ranging from overloading to non-use of helmet by motorcycle riders, irregular vehicle maintenance and check-up, drunk driving, non-adherence to traffic rules, as constituting 80 per cent of the carnage. In particular, he identified the Oyo-Ogbomoso- Ilorin and Lagos-Ibadan expressway as places where many of the accidents occurred.
Salami, who decried the non-existence of a trailer park in Oyo State, also advocated improved emergency response through the establishment of roadside clinics at strategic locations across the state. While calling for further enlightenment of drivers and motorists alike in the media, he noted the need for enhanced enforcement and implementation of statutory legal measures by the relevant agencies.