Katsina - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Katsina State has advised motorists in the state to avoid night journey in order to reduce accidents.
Habu Dauda, the Sector Commander of the corps, gave the advice while presenting ‘Road Transport Safety Standardization Scheme’ (RTSSS) certificates to 10 fleet operators in Katsina on Wednesday.
He said the advice became necessary in view of the increasing night traffic crashes in the state.
The sector commander enjoined motorists to be should be extra-careful while on the roads and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.
“The FRSC is embarking on massive free check of vehicles and aggressive public enlightenment campaign in the state with effect from Aug. 20.”
He said that motorists with defective vehicles would be given tickets, compelling them to repair their vehicles.
Dauda said the measure was aimed at reducing the rate of accidents by about 50 per cent in the year 2015.
The sector commander also commended the 10 certified fleet operators for complying with RTSSS rules.
Dauda urged other fleet operators to emulate the recipients by taking care of their vehicles and drivers.
In a response on behalf of the recipients, Hamisu Wada, of the Katsina State Transport Authority (KTSTA), thanked the FRSC for the gesture.
He gave an assurance that the recipients would maintain the tempo in the standardization of transport service in the state.
The recipients included KTSTA, Federal College of Education, Katsina, Government House, Masanawa Enterprises, Sani Transport Daura, and A and G Engineering Kurfi, among others.