The Gombe State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has recorded an increase in Road Traffic Crash from January this year to date compared with the same period in 2017.
The Sector Commander of the corps in the state, Dr. Godwin Omiko stated this at a press briefing to mark the 2018 World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims in Gombe.
The Sector Commander said the increase in roads traffic crashes figures in the state in 2018 when compared to the corresponding period of 2017 can be attributed to factors such as increase in number of vehicles on highways, roads and streets and increase in reportage of road traffic crashes.
He said the people involved in road traffic crashes in the year 2018 stands at 856 while 760 in the year 2017 with an increase of 12.63 percent in the state.
Dr. Omiko pointed out that the critical index in road traffic crashes comparative analysis is in the number of people killed saying comparing January to November 2017 and same period 2018, there was an appreciable decrease in the number of people killed that stands at 31.15 percent in the state.
“The decrease in number of people killed may be attributed to enhanced enforcement and rescue services by FRSC as well as aggressive Public Enlightenment Campaigns by the Command.
The World Day of Remembrance was a day set aside by the International Community to remember their loved ones who lost or got injured as a result of road traffic crashes.