The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun says no fewer than 107 deaths were recorded in 160 road accidents between January and October 2020 across the state.
The Sector Commander in the state, Mrs Kudirat Ibrahim, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) on Monday in Osogbo.
Ibrahim attributed the accidents to dangerous driving and disobedience to the Road Traffic Regulations.
She said that the command had rescued no fewer than 1, 000 persons from various accident scenes involving 231 vehicles in the state within the period.
“The command will intensify efforts at curtailing the rate of accidents on highways through public engagement with stakeholders and enlightenment policies,” she said.
According to her, the African Road Safety Remembrance Day and World Day of Remembrance for road accidents victims which were marked recently were aimed at remembering families of those who lost their lives due to accidents in the state.
“The world day of remembrance for road traffic victims is set aside to provide an opportunity for the government at all levels, private sector organisations, civil society groups to latch at opportunities to support the safe system approach.
“Safety on our roads cannot be done in isolation or left in the hands of the corps, but rather shared responsibilities by key stakeholders through a purposeful and directional multi-sectoral approach.
“The corps shall continue to deliver on its responsibilities and show leadership in continental road safety management, and likewise sustain its front-line activities in global road safety advocacy.
“The tasks are herculean but with the support of stakeholders we would go a long way in reducing accidents on highways, knowing fully that safety is a collective responsibility,” the sector commander said.