According to the Federal Road Safety Corp in Bauchi State, road traffic crashes in the state will be decreased by 53% by 2022.
Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander, FRSC, Bauchi State, revealed this in his statement at the launch of the 2022 ember months campaign, comparing the figures of crashes registered across the state in 2021 and 2020.
The campaign, titled “Avoid Speeding, Unsafe Tyres to Arrive Safely,” was held on Friday at the Muda Lawal Market Central Motor Park in Bauchi.
He stated that 116 individuals were killed in 2020, 193 in 2021, and 93 so far in 2022 along the state’s six key highways.
According to him, the Bauchi-Jos federal highway had the most deaths throughout the three years, while the Bauchi-Gombe road had the fewest.
“It is vital to remember that the FRSC is unwavering in its commitment to safeguarding the safety of people and property in all of its activities.” This RTC statistical analysis indicated a 53% decrease in crashes in 2022 compared to 2021.
“To survive the dynamism of human living, the Corps maintained its content assessment of its processes and procedures.” In this fortunate situation, the activities of all essential stakeholders remain relevant. The need for more hands to help keep the good job going is critical.
“The Command will continue to use all available avenues for all important stakeholders to do their fair share in minimizing RTC in Bauchi State,” he said.
According to Abdullahi, the ember months campaign is another huge step by the Sector Command in its efforts to bring back to memory that the period associated with a series of road traffic issues is returning.
He stated that the period this time did not only host its typical visitors, Christmas and New Year, but it also arrived at a time when electioneering activities were at their pinnacle, posing unprecedented problems to everybody involved.
The FRSC chief stated that the Corps’ level of preparedness is such that it takes into account Bauchi State’s 4,000 kilometers of road network, adding that “FRSC currently has its personnel in all the 20 LGAs for effective visibility as equipment and manpower are properly accessible.”
He urged motorists that their full collaboration would not only be sufficient to establish healthy road culture, but would also put the country on the map as an RTC-free zone and encourage investment for economic prosperity.