A new data released by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) reveals that accidents involving private vehicles is on the increase while that of commercial vehicles is decreasing.
The Corps Marshal , Dr Boboye Oyeyemi made this known at an interactive session with the media in Abuja on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said statistics of accidents involving private vehicles show a one-point increase from 62 per cent in the first 14 weeks of 2016 to 63 per cent in the corresponding period in 2017
However, he attributed the downward trend in accident that concerned commercial vehicles to the ongoing speed limiter installation enforcement, adding that FRSC would arrest private vehicle drivers caught over speeding.
“For now, we are enforcing the speed limiting device on commercial vehicles and the rate of crashes involving them is trending downward.
“But for the private vehicles, the rate it is going up and this is beginning to be my headache now. We will arrest and prosecute them or give them citations.
“I am having a relief gradually with commercial vehicles, but for private vehicles, we are working on a new trick for that,’’ he said.