The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has on Monday said that the number of road accidents recorded in Kaduna State dropped to 392 in the first half of this year.
The figure was against the 620 accidents recorded in 2016, a drop of 37.7 per cent.
The Sector Commander, Umar Ibrahim, gave the statistics in an interview with Newsmen in Kaduna.
He said that the 620 accidents recorded in the first half of 2016 involved 856 vehicles, but the figures dropped to 392 accidents involving 555 vehicles in the same period in 2017.
“The number of people involved in the accidents equally reduced from 4,767 to 2,699 with the corresponding decrease in the number of injured from 2,546 to 1,700,” he said.
Ibrahim attributed the development to the improved attitude of motorists towards their safety.
He said that compliance by commercial vehicle owners to the directive to install speed limit device had greatly improved in recent times.
Ibrahim commended motorists and urged them to continue to cooperate with security agencies on the highways to ensure accident-free roads.
“I want to also say that not all accidents are the will of God as many people erroneously believed.
“If you guard yourself against accident, God will help you, but you cannot be careless on the road and expect to be invincible.
“Let us all join hands to keep our roads safe for all road users at all times,’’ he said.
Also, Ibrahim said that “plans have also been concluded to comb the highway to take care of road side grasses obstructing drivers’ view and replace broken signs where necessary.”