FRSC advises motorists to desist from night journeys


Team of FRSC officials on patrol PHOTO: HAULAGEREPORTNOW.COM
Team of FRSC officials on patrol PHOTO: HAULAGEREPORTNOW.COM
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on Monday restated its advise for motorists to desist from embarking on night journeys.
Mr Nseobong Akpabio, Zonal Commander, FRSC, Lagos and Ogun State, gave the advice when he viwited their office in Badagry.
He said that 80 per cent of accidents during the yuletide occurred during the night.
“We all know the state of the roads in Nigeria; the government is trying to improve on the roads in the country.
“But for the time being, motorists should stop embarking on night trips.
“Travelling in the night makes it more difficult for the driver of the vehicle to notice bad spots on the road and this usually leads to a lot of mishaps.
“Most of the accidents that were recorded in Lagos and Ogun State during the yuletide happened at night. That is why we are advising motorists to desist from that act.
“We have carried out different enlightenment programmes in order to enlighten the public on the dangers of travelling at night’’, he said.
The zonal commander said that from April 1, all commercial vehicles that had not installed speed limit device would be prosecuted.
“We are starting with commercial vehicles then others would join at a later date. People must try to understand that this device is not just to regulate excess speeding.
“It also helps to minimise fuel consumption in the car and this in turn helps the cars to last longer.
“Most transport companies are already using these devices and they have been reaping the reward form it. So, people should be encouraged to install the device’’, Akpabio said.
He called on the Lagos state government to assist the agency with patrol vans, ambulances and towing vehicles.
“The Lagos state government should assist us by donating utility vehicles so as to enable us to carry out our functions more effectively.
“Lagos has a broad and wide range of places that need to be covered adequately and the only way to ensuring that is by getting more vehicles’’, he said.
The zonal commander warned FRSC officers to desist from taking bribes. “Anyone caught will face the consequences’’, he said.

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