'Indiscipline is responsible for accidents along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway' - FRSC

Avoid accidents by obeying traffic rules

Nseobong Akpabio, the Zonal Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Zone 2, said this single act, combined with some bad parts of the road, have taken many lives, Punch reports.

“Indiscipline is the major cause of most of the accidents. For instance, between the Ogunmakin and Ogere end of the expressway, drivers speed because construction work had just been concluded and the road is smooth.

The same is applicable between the Mowe and Sagamu end of the road. There are also failed portions in some parts. If any vehicle runs into some of the bad portions at full speed, it would veer off the road and the vehicle would end up in the bush.

We wrote a report on the various failed portions on the expressway and that informed the ongoing construction works which will cover several kilometres", he said.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, stressed Akpabio's point.

According to him, indiscipline, in form of speeding, indulging in dangerous driving and driving against the traffic, is responsible for most accidents, and deaths.

"While 35 of the crashes were caused by speeding, 20 were due to dangerous driving and 13 caused by bad tyres. Nine cases were caused by those driving against the traffic and 14 were caused by other reasons", he revealed.

Road users have been advised to shun all forms of indiscipline.

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