FRSC records 108 accidents in Gombe in 3 months



The Federal Road Corps (FRSC) said it recorded 108 road accidents in Gombe State between January and .

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Ishaku Ibrahim, stated this in Lafiyawo, Akko Area of the state on , while briefing newsmen on the of the corps during the Easter.

Ibrahim said during the period, 501 persons were involved in the crashes which claimed 33 lives with 298 others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

He said speeding accounted for most of the accidents recorded within the period added that the command intensifying enforcement of speed limit as well as sensitisation.

“Since 2017, have embarked on installation of speed limit devices in all commercial vehicles and have realised that some vehicles have not been complying with the speed limiters.

“That is what led a lot of crashes; are intensifying enforcement. Any driver of commercial without speed limit installed will be sanctioned,” he stated.

Ibrahim said the speed limiter being installed in vehicles in phases in the state, beginning with commercial vehicles and school buses.

He said the command sensitising motorists the dangers of speeding in the 11 Areas of Gombe State with a simple – “avoid over speeding.”

“As far as speed is concerned, different routes have their speeds the maximum speed you can go is 100km per hour. (NAN)