The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has recommended a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as `Okada’ to reduce accidents.
The recommendation forms part of the October Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Report 2016, submitted by the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The report quotes Oyeyemi as saying that commercial motorcyclist, remained a major cause of fatal road traffic accidents across the country, hence the need for state governments to consider banning them from operating.
The RTC statistics for October 2016 shows that 230 cases or 18% of a total of 1,259 vehicles were involved in accidents within the month, majority were commercial motorcycles.
According to the report, motorcycle accidents ranked 3rd after cars which accounted for 457 cases or 36%, followed by minibuses with 243 or 19% of the total.