Abuja - In an exercise aimed at reducing road crashes, the
Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will from Sunday commence a nationwide clampdown on
rickety vehicles plying the nation’s highways.
Imoh Etuk, Corps Public Education Officer, said the Corps
Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi,
said the exercise formed part of the agency’s commitment towards sustaining the
tempo of its operational activities and to create safer motoring environment in
This is anchored on its 2015 strategic goals of reducing
road traffic crashes by 20 percent and fatalities by 30 percent.
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“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,” Oyeyemi said.
He added poorly maintained vehicles on the nation highways often broke down and result in obstructions of traffic flow.
The Corps Marshal warned motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles especially at night.
Nigeria is said to have the highest number of road fatalities, with recent reports suggesting 53 000 people were killed per year.
- CAJ News