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Speed limit: FRSC vows to crack down on motorists

14 November 2013, 20:25

Akure - To check road traffic accidents, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday said it would begin to arrest motorists with non-functional speed-limit devices.

Mike Arinzeagu, the FRSC Commandant in Ore Unit Command, Ondo State, said this while flagging off the FRSC Ember Months Enlightenment Campaign for motorists and commercial motorcyclists.

Arinzeagu said that non-functional speedometers had been found to be one of the factors causing road crashes.

He said the sensitisation programme was to intimate road users and other stakeholders to be careful on the dangers lurking in the ember months due to the number of travellers.

He also warned motorists and commercial motorcyclists against flouting traffic rules such as over speeding, reckless driving, drunk-driving, lack of concentration, picking phone calls and non-usage of safety belt among others.

According to Arinzeagu, most of the road crashes that occur on the highways were as a result of human error which could be averted if necessary cautions were taken and traffic rules obeyed.

Arinzeagu, however, appealed to the Federal Government to revamp the rail lines for heavy goods to be transported from Lagos to other areas to reduce heavy vehicular movement on the Ore-Ijebu-Ode expressway.

In his speech, Felix Olatunde, the Caretaker Chairman, Odigbo Local Government of Ondo State, also urged all stakeholders to ensure that they obeyed traffic rules.

.- NAN


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