Accidents claimed 10 lives in Osun in December

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun State on Tuesday said 10 persons lost their lives in 19 motor accidents across the state in Dec. 2017.

The Sector Commander, Mr Anthony Oko, made this known in Osogbo. Oko attributed the accidents largely to speeding, drunkenness and wrongful overtaking on the part of the drivers.

He said the command was able to apprehend 362 road traffic offenders and issued 300 driving licenses in December.

The sector commander said 62 persons out of the 362 offenders were educated on safety matters, while the command embarked on 12 radio and eight television enlightenment programmes on road safety.

Oko cautioned motorists against disobeying road traffic regulations, adding that anyone caught in the act would be dealt with according to road traffic laws.