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FRSC launches road safety campaign

08 May 2013, 07:06

Mowe - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Tuesday launched a seven-day campaign against over-speeding and reckless driving along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The campaign was launched at Mowe, Ogun, by Ademola Lawal, Zone Commander of FRSC in Lagos.

Lawal said that the essence of the operation was to ensure a reduction in road accidents on the highway.

Lawal said during that the seven-day operation, FRSC officers would carry out patrol from Ojota toll-gate in Lagos to Oluyole toll-gate in Ibadan to monitor the driving habits of motorists on the road.

He explained that FRSC officers would also compel motorists to obey speed limits and warned that any motorist caught disobeying traffic laws would be arrested and punished.

"This operation is one of the strategies the FRSC headquarters has put in place to ensure that on critical corridors the rate of road crashes is reduced.

"The essence of this reduction is to meet the UN Decade of Action which says all nations should reduce rates of road crashes by 50 per cent.

"Apart from that, we need to meet our strategic goal for 2013, which is to reduce road crashes in Nigeria by 20 per cent and road traffic crashes related fatality by 30 per cent," Lawal said.

He said from all the research available to the commission, over-speeding was one of the major causes of road crashes on the highways.



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