Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that zone 4 of the corp made up of Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau states has the highest rate of accidents in the country.
Oyeyemi, who spoke on Wednesday at the flag off of the sensitisation rally on the speed limiting devices and then 2016 ember months campaign in Jos, said last year the zone recorded 905 accidents, while 279 people died.
He, however, added that in 2016, road accidents decreased to 784, but had the highest number of fatalities of 331 deaths.
He said these accidents were largely caused by human error, like speeding and urged motorists to exercise caution while driving in these ember months.
Oyeyemi said, “Over time, the corps, through research and statistics has established that speed and speed related offences have been responsible for high percentage of crashes (over 60 per cent)and this prompted the introduction of the speed limiting devices.”