Two hundred and twenty-one persons were killed in 546 road accidents in Nasarawa State in 2018, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Faustina Alegbe, the State Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia that 3,296 persons were involved in the crashes that left 1,785 badly injured.
Alegbe said 106 accidents were fatal, 423 considered critical, while 17 cases were recorded as minor.
“Sadly, the highest number of cases were recorded in December, while the least number of accidents were recorded in May,” she said.
She attributed the high figure recorded in December to the festive period when many people tended to want to travel from one place to another.
On measures to curb the number of road crashes in 2019, Alegbe explained that the FRSC was planning to improve on corps visibility on the highways across the state and also ensure effective measures to reduce response time.
She said: “We will also intensify campaign on proper road use.
“Most of these campaigns will be done in motor parks where we will engage commercial drivers and passengers on the right steps to take before embarking on a journey.