27 Feb 2015

FRSC commences nationwide clampdown on rickety vehicles

As part of efforts to further reduce road traffic crashes across the country, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has read the riot act to operators of rickety vehicles plying the nation’s highways, indicating that the Corps will commence a nationwide prosecution of owners or operators of such vehicles.

The Corps Marshal stated that the nationwide exercise, which will commence on 1st March, 2015, forms part of the Corps’ commitment towards sustaining the tempo of its operational activities and to create safer motoring environment in the country, anchored on its 2015 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 20% and fatalities by 30%.

According to Oyeyemi in a statement signed by the Corps’ spokesperson, Imoh Etuk, one of the core values of the FRSC is to improve on its regulatory capacity and enforcement of traffic rules and regulations, in addition to rescue and advisory capacity, targeted at drastic reduction in road traffic crashes.

While recalling the common sight of poorly maintained vehicles on the nation highways which often break down and result in obstructions of traffic flow, the Corps Marshal enjoined motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles especially at night.

Credit: Yemi Akinsuyi/ThisDay

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