The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said that the need to have a unified road accident data in the country informed the creation of the “National Crash Report Information System (NACRIS)’’.
According to the corps 2015 annual report, the NACRIS is a committee responsible for the collation and harmonisation of road traffic accident data from all agencies generating data on accident.
The report said the FRSC and Ministry of Health serve as Secretariat of the NACRIS due to the fact that accident “is a health burden’’.
It said other members of the committee are: Police, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), WHO, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Also in the committee are: Federal Fire Service (FFS), Military, Directorate of Road Traffic Service (DRTS) and the National Insurance Commission.
The report said that the Committee met in 2015 and took far reaching decisions on action necessary to have “all data from all generating agencies on road traffic accidents harmonised’’.
It added that a sub-committee with representatives from NBS, FRSC, Police and DRTS had been established to harmonise road traffic accident data quarterly.
Meanwhile, the report said to ensure quick response to accident victims, the corps had introduced two units – Zebra and Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Clinic intervention rescue squad.
“These two special units which are located at critical corridors are injected into the corps to fulfill its mission and vision of ensuring crash-free road and prompt rescue services,’’ the report said. (NAN)