Taiwo Salaam, the permanent secretary at Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, says about 73,504 Nigerians died in different road crashes across the country between 2016 and 2018.
He said this at the flag-off of the Bi-annual Road Safety Campaign Week organized by the Lagos State Vehicle Services (VIS) in Lagos on Tuesday.
“This situation has major negative impacts on the socio-economic health of the country hence there is a need for a more holistic and strategic plan especially as it concerns safer vehicles and road users in line with the UN Decade of Action.
“As regards the reduction of road crashes, may I seize this opportunity to urge you to install standardized C-Caution and retro-reflective tapes on your vehicles to aid motorists visibility at night, especially when there is a breakdown of vehicles on the road. I would, therefore, urge Lagosians to be disciplined and patient,” Salaam added.