Road safety requires a comprehensive national strategy that is delivered by national, regional and local governments and actors. Road traffic crashes are one of the world’s largest public health and injury prevention problems. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year. The problem is most severe in developing countries and simple prevention measures could halve the number of deaths.
In line with these statistics and in synergy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Three and Eleven, the Trauma Care International Foundation participated in the 2018 West Africa Road Safety Organization Day where hundreds of members and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Sector Command, FRSC Special Marshals, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Nigeria Police Force were lectured on their important roles as first responders in improving survival and outcomes after a crash or in an emergency situation.