The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reported a significant decline in road crash fatalities for 2023, marking a reduction of 1,118 deaths or 23.1% compared to the previous year, 2022.
According to a statement by FRSC spokesperson Bisi Kazeem, the total number of deaths from road crashes in 2023 stands at 3,730, a decrease from the 4,848 recorded in 2022.
The overall number of road crashes also decreased from 10,039 in 2022 to 7,830 in 2023, representing a 22% drop.
In the first nine months of 2023, the FRSC achieved a 21.3% reduction in the number of people rescued with injuries, with a total of 22,580 rescued compared to 28,698 injured victims in the same period in 2022.
Regarding road crash fatalities, the FRSC recorded a significant reduction, with 3,730 deaths in the first nine months of 2023 compared to 4,848 in the same period in 2022, marking a 23.1% decrease.
The most substantial progress was observed in the third quarter of 2023, where road traffic crashes (RTCs) were reduced by 37.6%, with crashes decreasing from 3,412 in 2022 to 2,130 in 2023.
Additionally, road traffic injuries dropped from 9,258 in 2022 to 5,864 in 2023, a 36.7% reduction, and road traffic deaths decreased from 1,470 in 2022 to 880 in 2023, representing a 40% reduction in fatalities.