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End is nigh for wobbly vehicles on local roads

27 February 2015, 18:07

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 the country.

This is anchored on its 2015 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 20 percent and fatalities by 30 percent.

Also read: Road accident kills 16 in Yobe State

“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


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