Police lament high rate of accidents in Ekiti


Ekiti State Police Command has expressed concern over the rate of incessant accidents recorded in the state.

A statement by the spokesperson for the command, DSP Sunday Abutu, reads: “Ekiti state police Command has observed that road accidents have become a normal and recurring incident in the State. In fact, hardly a day goes by without the report of a road traffic crash resulting in loss of lives/or permanent disability.

“An analysis of this data shows that the main causes of these road accidents are speed violation, wrongful overtaking, light/sign violation, dangerous driving, tyres bursting, bad vehicle/motor maintenance culture, lack of proper driving education, driving under the influence, overloading and fatigue.

“In view of this, the Command shall emplace tougher control measures to check improper and reckless driving. Members of the public, especially motorists/motorcycle riders, are, therefore, enjoined to avoid reckless driving, overspeeding, driving against traffic lights/signs, one-way driving, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and other traffic offences to avoid arrest and prosecution.”

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