The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says 5,081 persons were killed in Road Traffic Crashes, RTCs, across the country, in 2023.

The figure represents a 21 per cent reduction from the 6,456 persons that died in road traffic cashes in 2022.

The Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, during a media briefing to mark the end of the Corps’ Operation Zero Tolerance, conducted nationwide.

According to him, the adoption of a comprehensive approach by the Corps led to the 21 per cent reduction in RTCs.

Ali-Biu added that from January to December 2023, the Corps ensured upward mobility in the mobilisation of human and material resources to achieve maximum impact.

“On annual performance, from January to December 2023, the Corps recorded a tremendous reduction in road crashes, fatalities, as well as injuries when compared to the data obtained in 2022.

“From January 1 to December 31, 2023, a total of 10,617 RTCs were recorded across the country. This figure is against 13,656 of 2022 which represents a 22% decrease.

“Also, 2023 records reveal that 5,081 people were killed against 6,456 in 2022 representing 21% reduction, while 31,874 victims got injured in 2023, against 38,930 in the year 2022 signifying 18.1% decrease,” he said.

The FRSC boss said that the figure of RTCs and attendant fatalities was unacceptably high in spite of the decrease.

On enforcement of traffic offences, Ali-Biu said 1,159 motorists were convicted in 93 special mobile court sessions conducted across the country.

5,081 persons died in road crashes across Nigeria in 2023 – FRSC

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