44 died in 96 crashes since Jan­uary in Benue

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The Fed­eral Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC) in Benue State yes­ter­day said that a to­tal of 44 peo­ple have died in 96 dif­fer­ent road crashes within the state this year.

The State sec­tor com­man­der, Chi­diebere Ben­jamin Nk­wonta, also said 325 per­sons had sus­tained in­juries from the separate crashes which oc­curred be­tween Jan­uary and June this year.

He blamed more than 60 per­cent causes of the ac- cidents on over-speed­ing, not­ing that the de­lay in im­ple­ment­ing the speed limit de­vice to reg­u­late mo­torists on Nige­rian roads was be­ing caused by a need to wait till the Na­tional As­sem­bly launched it.

Nk­wonta iden­ti­fied the Kan­shio-Wel­fare quar­ters road in Makurdi as hav­ing the high­est in­ci­dent of over 30 per­cent of all crashes in the state. He pointed out other ac­ci­dent black spots as Makurdi-Abin­siGboko, Daudu-Kadarako and Otukpa hills-Obollo high­ways.

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