The Oyo State Police Command has recorded 351 deaths from 751 auto accidents across the state between January and September.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, who said this at an interactive session with journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday said nine suicide cases were also recorded within the past four months.
The CP blamed the high rate of accidents in the state on speeding and reckless driving mainly.
He appealed to motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations, saying law enforcement agencies in the state would not tolerate and violations of the rules guiding driving anywhere in the state.
Adebowale, who expressed concern over the recorded suicide cases called on religious leaders, traditional rulers and family heads to step up their activities and engage their people more frequently especially the younger ones to stop the incidents.
He said, “Between January and this month, 751 accidents occurred these claimed 351…