Nigeria has registered a 11.7% reduction in road traffic accidents

Going by figures released yesterday by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigeria recorded a 11.7 percent reduction in road traffic crash fatalities in the second and third quarter of this year.

The reduction, according to the commission, is partly because rescuers were able to carry out more efficient operations using “more sophisticated equipment”.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony of rescue materials/patrol equipment by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) in Abuja yesterday, the FRSC’s  Corps Marshal, Bode Oyeyemi, noted how such equipment resulted in more people being rescued.

Managing Director of SNEPCO, Tony Attah, reeled out statistics that point to how 92% of road traffic fatalities occur in low and middle income countries.