Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Kaduna Zonal Command said it recorded 522 Road Traffic Crashes from 2021 to 2023 during the ember months in Kaduna State.

The Zonal Commanding Officer of FRSC in Kaduna, Godwin Omiko, made this known at the occasion of the zone’s ember months sensitisation campaign in Kaduna.

The theme of the year’s campaign is ‘’Speed thrills but kills: Drive responsibly and avoid overloading’’.

Omiko said that during the ember month’s period in Kaduna State alone in 2021, FRSC recorded 209 RTC cases involving 1645, with 777 injured while 147 persons were killed.

In 2022, he said, they recorded 226 Road Traffic Crashes cases involving 1,912, with 828 injured and 160 persons killed.

Omiko added that in 2023, they also recorded 87 crashes which involved 697 persons, with 291 injured and 66 persons killed.

He said that the major causes of the crashes attributed were speeding, overloading, driver fatigue, driving under the influence of drugs and other hard substances.