The Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday said its ‘Operation Eagle Eye Campaign’ recorded 585 deaths and 180 injuries in about 600 crashes across the nation between December 15, 2020 and January, 15, 2021.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said in Abuja during the action review of ‘2020 Operation Eagle Eye’, organized by the National Emergency Management Agency that over-speeding and overloading by motorist are the major causes of the crashes.
Oyeyemi, represented by Assistant Corps Marshal, Hyginus Omeje, stated that the Corps would continue to ensure that the roads were safer and free of crashes.
NEMA Director-General, Muhammadu Muhammed, said the agency recorded 53 road emergencies in 84 routes in December 2020.
Represented by the Director, Search and Rescue of the agency, Air Commodore Edward Kolawole Adedokun, said: “These unfortunate incidents on our roads once again bring to the fore the need for road users to be careful at all times and adhere to all safety measures.”
He said: “The 2020 campaign provided a platform for awareness creation, sensitization of road users and effective response to road emergencies. NEMA deployed 48 specialized vehicles including the Mobile Intensive Care Ambulances, 431 personnel and volunteers for the operation nationwide.”
First published in Daily Trust