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Corps Marshal orders campaign against speed violations

30 April 2015, 08:23

Awka - Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), said on Wednesday that he had ordered a nationwide campaign to enforce road traffic regulations.

Oyeyemi, said this when he spoke with newsmen in Awka during his working visit to Anambra.

The FRSC boss said emphasis would be placed on the enforcement of speed and loading regulations.

He said that excessive speeding and loss of control accounted for over 66 per cent of the loss of lives in 2014.

"Speeding and over loading will no longer be tolerated on our roads nationwide.

"We shall begin to enforce our two-pronged approach of using both the radar gun and speeding limiting device technology to check reckless driving by drivers.

"It may interest you to know that the 2014 road traffic report has it that speed violations were responsible for about 50. 8 per cent of crash incidents, while loss of control is 16 per cent.

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"Our target is to eliminate these causes.

"Our focus is to achieve the target of Accra Declaration 2007-2015 as well as the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety."

He said such declarations sought to reduce road fatality of which speeding accounts for over 50 per cent.

"We want road users to use members of their families - wives, husbands, children - as their speed limiters; they should remember these people while driving and caution themselves; It is very important."

The corps marshal hailed the healthy collaboration between the Anambra Command and the state government, saying that it had manifested in the good performance of the FRSC in the state.

A two-day workshop for drivers of security agencies and government establishments in Anambra entitled "Defensive Driving Course" also started on Wednesday.

Oseloka Obaze, the Secretary to the Anambra Government (SSG), who declared it open, said the programme was to enhance safe motoring in the state.

He noted that Anambra roads constituted a gateway to the entire South-East and South-South, as far as vehicular traffic was concerned. 



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