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Road agency embarks on measures to reduce crashes during Yuletide

09 December 2014, 15:37

Ogun - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in Itori, Ogun, on Tuesday said it had embarked on measures that would reduce road crashes during the Yuletide.

Fatai Bakare, the commission’s unit commander, said in Ota that the steps were to check motorists’ speeding and save passengers’ lives .

Bakare said that the commission had purchased a new vehicle for enlightenment campaigns to various motor parks, markets and other public places, to explain the danger of speeding during the period.

The vehicle would also be used for emergency cases, he said.

Also read: FRSC aims to reduce festive season carnages

"Embarking on an intensive campaign without enforcement is an entertainment that will yield no positive result,’’ he said.

The commander said that some reflective jackets had been distributed to areas under his unit, for use by his officials, to control traffic and ensure sanity on the roads during festive periods.

"Our clinic has been equipped with drugs so that our officials can give first aid treatment to victims of fresh accidents before taking them to the general hospitals, for intensive treatment.

'The FRSC management has also established emergency rescue points along the roads, that will work 24 hours daily, to attend to victims of accidents,’’ he added.



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