The Ogun state Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Friday, said 280 people died in 569 road traffic crashes in the state from January till date.
The FRSC, Sector Commander for the state, Mr Clement Oladele, made this known at the 2019 Annual Public Enlightenment Campaign of Sango-Ota FRSC Unit with the theme: “Choose to Arrive Alive” at Iju Garage.
He said 1588 persons also sustained various degrees of injuries from the 569 road traffic crashes, noting that the development was worrisome as most of the accident victims were bread winners with many dependants.
The sector commander attributed some of the crashes to noncompliance with traffic rules and regulations, even as urged vehicle owners to properly register their vehicles to ensure compliance with the law.
He warned tricycles and motorcyclists to obtain number plates as the federal government had commenced issuance of rider licences.