Niger State recorded 524 road crashes which claimed 303 lives across Niger State from January to December 20, 2022, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.
No fewer than 1,769 people were injured in those road crashes within the period under review.
The Niger state Sector Commander, Mr Kumar Tsukwam, said the crashes were mainly caused by speeding, dangerous overtaking, and poor condition of the roads.
He stated the FRSC was working on reducing road crashes across the country and had begun massive sensitisation on obedience of road traffic rules and adherence to speed limit.
Tsukwam expressed optimism that the rate of road crashes would reduce drastically in 2023 as several measures have been put in place to ensure zero crash.
“Our focus in 2023 is to change the attitude of the drivers and ensure that they obeyed traffic rules.
“We have organised training for drivers once in a month; we have worked on their psychology and let them know why they should drive safely,” he said.